11 Foods That Can Turn Into Poison


"11 Foods That Can Turn Into Poison" Discover the surprising foods that can become toxic if not prepared or consumed properly. Stay safe and informed with these tips.


1. Potatoes Did you know that green potatoes contain a toxin called solanine? Avoid eating them if they have turned green or sprouted.


2. Honey While honey is a natural sweetener, it can contain a bacteria that can be harmful to infants. Avoid giving honey to babies under 1 year old.


3. Tuna Eating too much tuna can lead to mercury poisoning. Limit your intake to no more than 12 ounces per week.


4. Rhubarb The leaves of rhubarb contain high levels of oxalic acid, which can be toxic if consumed in large quantities. Stick to eating the stalks.


5. Nutmeg In large doses, nutmeg can cause hallucinations and even death. Stick to using small amounts in cooking.


6. Mushrooms Some wild mushrooms can be poisonous, so it's important to only eat ones that have been properly identified.


7. Almonds Bitter almonds contain a compound that turns into cyanide when ingested. Stick to eating sweet almonds.


8. Cassava Cassava contains a compound that turns into cyanide when not cooked properly. Make sure to cook it thoroughly before consuming.


9. Elderberries While elderberries are safe to eat when cooked, they can be toxic if eaten raw. Stick to using them in jams or pies.