Common Foods In Your Kitchen That Could Actually Kill You

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Turns out, there are plenty of dangerous things in your kitchen, and many foods that often taste delicious can potentially post a threat to your health if you're not careful. Learn what you should watch out for before taking a bite to ensure safe eating.

Potatoes

Don’t eat green potatoes. The green parts contains a poison called solanine, which can cause serious illness if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms of solanine poisoning include nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and worst of all, respiratory failure, leading to death.


Tomatoes

The stems and leaves of tomatoes contain alkali poisons, glykoalkaloids,  that can cause stomach agitation. Unripe green tomatoes have been said to have the same effect. You would need to consume vast quantities for it to be fatal.The poison resides in the leaves and vines, not in the tomatoes themselves, so eat as many actual tomatoes as you’d like,Just stay away from the green areas.

Fruit seeds

The seeds (also known as stones, pits, or kernels) of stone fruits like apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison.

Nutmeg

It’s known as a hallucinogen that’s right in your kitchen. Reports after ingesting just a teaspoon of nutmeg show horrible psychological effects and even worse side effects. Eating just 0.2 oz of nutmeg could lead to convulsions, and 0.3 oz could lead to seizures. Eating one whole will supposedly lead to a type of "nutmeg psychosis," which includes a sense of impending doom. It's also highly toxic to dogs.

Cassava

The leaves and roots of cassava when eaten raw are rich in compound “linamarin”. It is chemically similar to sugar but with a CN ion attached. When eaten raw, the human digestive system converts this to deadly poison Cyanide. As little as two cassava roots can contain a fatal dose. Cassava are less poisonous when peeled and thoroughly cooked.

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