11 Foods That Can Turn Into Poison

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"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.

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

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"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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"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.