Top Ten Foods You Didn't Know Were Poisonous

Look at all those delicious foods you can eat. Little do you know some of them could kill you. These are the poisonous foods to look out for.
The Top Ten
1 Apple An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree. Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

Apple pips contain cyanide. Cyanide acts similarly to heroin, slowing down the body and lowering the heart rate. If enough cyanide is ingested, the heart rate falls so much that the person often falls into a coma and may die.

Yes, apples contain some toxins, but everything is poisonous if you consume it in large quantities. I believe that in order to slip into a coma, one must eat a whole basket of apples in one go.

Watch out for poisonous apples that strangers give you! If it was planted, then you can eat it.

2 Cherry

Cherry seeds contain hydrogen cyanide, the same gas which was once used to execute prisoners in gas chambers. The effects are like cyanide, but worse.

Don't eat cherry seeds. They're poisonous.

3 Tomato

The fruit is perfectly good to eat as long as it's ripe. Green tomatoes, along with the leaves and stem, are not good to eat. They contain the toxin tomatine, which is appropriately named and used in pest control.

4 Potato

Never eat a green potato. These contain large amounts of solanine. This poison causes hallucinations, vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes even hypothermia, which can easily cause death.

Don't eat green potatoes. They are poisonous.

5 Kidney Bean

Uncooked kidney beans contain the toxin lectin. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, and if enough is consumed, death is possible.

6 Rhubarb

The stem is fine to eat, but the leaves are dangerous. They contain oxalic acid, which can cause a burning sensation, cough, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx, inflammation and edema of the bronchi, and in severe cases, pneumonitis leading to pulmonary edema and death. Oxalic acid can also cause kidney problems.

7 Cassava

Raw cassava has certain properties which can turn it into cyanide after consumption.

8 Lima Bean

Like kidney beans, raw Lima beans also contain lectin.

9 Carambola (starfruit)

Carambola contains caramboxin. Individuals with some types of kidney disease are susceptible to adverse neurological effects including intoxication, seizures, and even death after consuming caramboxin along with the oxalic acid the fruit also contains.

10 Nutmeg

Consuming too much nutmeg can have hallucinogenic effects. Consuming even more can kill you.

The Contenders
11 Pufferfish The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.
12 Cinnamon

There was a dumb internet challenge a couple of years ago where people would eat a spoonful of cinnamon. Some people have actually suffocated and died.

13 Ackee
14 Almonds
15 Plums
16 Cashews
17 Mustard Seed
18 Peanut Butter
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