Top Ten Foods You Didn't Know Were PoisonousLook 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.
Apple pips contain cyanide. Cyanide acts a bit like heroin. The body slows down, heart rate falls. If enough cyanide is ingested, the heart rate falls so much that the person often falls into a coma and may die from there.
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.
Only the seeds are poisonous. If you eat the seeds of 20 apples in a day, you could die.
Wow! Really? Looks like I've to better be careful while eating an apple
Cherry seeds contain hydrogen cyanide. The same gas which was once used to execute prisoners in gas chambers. Effects are like cyanide, but worse.
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.
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.
Ehhh... Potatoes still taste good :P
Uncooked kidney beans contain the toxin lectin. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting and if enough is consumed, death is possible.
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.
Raw cassava has certain properties which can turn it into cyanide after consumption.
Like kidney beans, Raw Lima beans also contain lectin.
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.
Consuming too much can make you go nuts Consuming even more can kill you.
The seeds kill people
I'm allergic to them.