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 Foods You Didn't Know Were Poisonous

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.

Only the seeds are poisonous. If you eat the seeds of 20 apples in a day, you could die. - Solacress

Only the seeds are poisonous..Cyanide actually.
Toxicity takes place at 0.5 milligram per kilogram of body weight..
Consumption of 140 seeds, which means 18 apples are enough. - Ananya

Not if you washed it. - Userguy44

Yup. Apple is poisonous, but everything is if you consume them in large quantities. I believe that in order to slip into a coma, one must eat a whole basket of apples in one go.

2 Cherry

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

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 which is appropriately named tomatine. Tomatine is used in pest control. - Cazaam

4 Potato

Never eat a green potato. These contain large amounts of solanine. This poison causes hallucinations, vomiting, diarrhoea sometimes going as far as hypothermia which can easily cause death. - Cazaam

Ehhh... Potatoes still taste good :P

5 Kidney Bean

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

6 Rhubarb

The stem is fine to eat. The leaves, you'd better not. These contain oxalic acid. The symptoms from it include a burning sensation, cough, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx, inflammation and edema of the bronchi, and if enough is consumed can lead to pneumonitis leading to pulmonary oedema which can cause death. Oxalic acid can also cause kidney problems. - Cazaam

7 Cassava

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

8 Lima Bean

Like kidney beans, Raw Lima beans also contain lectin. - Cazaam

9 Carambola (starfruit)

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

10 Nutmeg

Consuming too much can make you go nuts Consuming even more can kill you. - Cazaam

The Contenders

11 Ackee

The seeds kill people

12 Pufferfish The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.
13 Cinnamon
14 Mustard Seed
15 Almonds

I'm allergic to them.

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