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:25]

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?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:1]