Who are the deadliest foods in the world? These foods are toxic and harmful by themselves and you should consider your own common sense every time you choose to take a bite.
1. Seeds of fruits
The seeds of apples and cherries, contain hydrocyanic acid. Do not eat a greater amount of these seeds, or seeds of peach and apricot.
Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which causes kidney stones. 5 pounds can be a fatal quantity, but it can be bad and of a much smaller amount.
Nutmeg actually have hallucinogenic properties. Yes, it can cause hallucinations, but only 6 grams can lead to convulsions, and 8.5 to seizures. If you eat one whole nutmeg may cause temporary psychosis, which includes severe anxiety.
The glycoalkaloids, which can be found in the assistants, are also found in potato leaves, stems and sprouts. They can also occur in the potato if it stand for too long, especially if it stand in the light. Glycoalkaloids can cause stomach cramps, headache, diarrhea and sometimes even coma and death. It is thought that even from 3 to 6 mg of this substance per kg of the body weight is fatal. Avoid potatoes with green spots.
There are two types of almonds – bitter and sweet. The bitter almonds contain relatively large amounts of hydrogen cyanide. Only 7-10 raw bitter almonds can cause problems in adults and for children this amount can even be fatal.
6. Raw honey
Because it does not pass through the pasteurization process which destroys the harmful toxins, raw honey often contains grayanotoxin. This toxin can cause weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting for 24 hours. Usually, only one tablespoon of concentrated grayanotoxin can cause these symptoms. It would be a bad idea to consume more tablespoons.
The stems and the leaves of tomato containing alkaline toxins that can cause pain in the stomach. The same goes for the immature green tomatoes. You would have to consume a tremendous amount in order to the consequences to be fatal. It is not high-risk, but certainly avoid eating leaves.
The danger of the tuna lies in the mercury that this fish absorb. When it is found in your body, the mercury will either pass through the kidneys or get to the brain and lead you to insanity. The US administration for controlling the food and the medicines recommended that children and pregnant women should not eat tuna. Although it is unlikely that a huge portion of tuna fish will kill you, be sure to pay attention on how much you eat weekly.
The roots and leaves of cassava are surprisingly rich in cyanide. In these circumstances, the cyanide would have act as the tastiest, most delicious substance in the world, but if we have to die to enjoy in one bite … Cassava is a tropical plant native to South America, but has become extremely popular in Africa, mainly because of its juice of which the fermentation can make a drink called “piwarry”.
Raw cashew nuts which you can find in supermarket are not really raw because they are processed on steam to remove the urushiol, a chemical which is also found in the poison ivy. This material can lead to the same consequences as poison ivy or poison oak. The high level of urushiol can be fatal. People who are allergic to poison ivy risking a fatal allergic reaction if they eat raw cashews.