11 Foods That Can Turn Into Poison


"11 Foods That Can Turn Into Poison" Discover the surprising foods that can turn deadly if not prepared or consumed properly. Stay safe and informed with these tips.


"1. Potatoes" Did you know that green potatoes contain a toxin called solanine? Avoid eating them if they have turned green or sprouted.


"2. Rhubarb Leaves" While the stalks are safe to eat, the leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid which can cause kidney failure. Stick to the stalks.


"3. Nutmeg" In large doses, nutmeg can cause hallucinations, seizures, and even death. Use it sparingly in your cooking.


"4. Tuna" Eating too much tuna can lead to mercury poisoning. Limit your intake to no more than three servings per week.


"5. Elderberries" Raw elderberries contain a toxic compound that can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Always cook them before consuming.


"6. Almonds" Bitter almonds contain cyanide, which can be fatal if consumed in large quantities. Stick to sweet almonds for snacking.


"7. Cassava" This root vegetable contains cyanide in its raw form. Make sure to cook it thoroughly before eating.


"8. Fugu (Pufferfish)" Considered a delicacy in Japan, fugu contains a deadly toxin that can only be safely prepared by licensed chefs.


"9. Mushrooms" Some wild mushrooms can be poisonous, so it's important to only consume ones that have been identified as safe by an expert.