Delicious Foods That Taste Great But Could Kill You

on Apr, 18 2017 in Health and Fitness 2286 views

#1 Cassava

Better known to Americans as tapioca, the pudding favorite is produced from the roots of this bush-like plant. But the crop can have deadly consequences.

Japanese Ministry of Health prohibits the use of cassava for human consumption.

The toxin in cassava is called "linamarin". It is chemically similar to sugar but with a CN ion attached. When eaten raw, the human digestive system will convert this to cyanide poison. Just a few pieces of cassava roots contain a fatal dose of poison.


#2 Potatoes

Never eat potatoes that are spoiled or green below the skin. Always throw away the sprouts. Potatoes that are not green and have had any sprouts removed are safe to eat

#3 Cherries

When the seeds of cherries are crushed, chewed, or even slightly injured, they produce prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide).They're rarely poisonous when eaten whole Next time you are eating cherries, remember not to suck on or chew the pip.


#4 Mushrooms

We have all heard of toadstools – and know that they are poisonous, but what many people don’t know is that a toadstool is actually a mushroom, not a separate type of plant. Toadstool is slang for “poisonous mushroom”. While there are some useful signs that a mushroom is poisonous, they are not consistent and all mushrooms of unknown origin should be considered dangerous to eat. Some of the things you can look for to try to determine whether a mushroom is poisonous are: it should have a flat cap with no bumps, it should have pink or black gills (poisonous mushrooms often have white gills), and the gills should stay attached to the cap (not the stalk) if you pull it off. But remember, while this is generally true of many types of mushroom, it is not always true.


#5 Almonds

Almonds are one of the most useful and wonderful of seeds (it is not a nut as many people would have you believe).Consuming a lot of almonds can lead to constipation and bloating since they are high on fiber.