Raw Fruit

Foreign Body

Even if the apple (or pear) skin is removed, crispy raw fruit is still a choking hazard. Cooked fruit and applesauce are much less dangerous.

Watermelon seeds are the most commonly aspirated fruit seeds.[Ref:1178]

Watermelon rind has also become a bronchial foreign body. Cherry pits are also a dangerous choking hazard.

In every country, different fruits are part of the daily diet. It is important that for each región, the most dangerous fruits, seeds and pits must be identified.

Did You Know?!

The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:1676]