16 Unhealthy Foods That Can Kill You

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Not all mushrooms are equal. Some species of Crimini mushrooms are poisonous and can kill.

16. Mushrooms

The poisonous leaves of the juicy red fruit cause upset stomachs, severe cramping, and anxiety. So avoid the leaves and stems.

15. Tomatoes

Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, causing breathing problems, seizures, kidney failure, and even death.

14. Rhubarb Leaves

Peanut allergies are quite common. Anaphylaxis is the most severe reaction, causing severe airway constriction, shock, and even unconsciousness.

13. Peanuts

Allergic reactions to shellfish can cause breathing difficulties and even death.

12. Shellfish

Potato poisoning is rare despite poisonous stems and leaves. People die from eating green potatoes or drinking potato leaf tea.

11. Potatoes

Cherry seeds contain poisonous hydrogen cyanide.

10. Cherries

Uncooked eggs and raw meat can contain salmonella bacteria, which causes gastroenteritis in humans.

9. Raw Meat and Uncooked Eggs

This seed has many health benefits but may also be poisonous. Raw bitter almonds are high in cynaide.

8. Almonds

The ballpark favourite is the leading cause of child choking deaths, so watch out.

7. Hot Dogs

Apples and peaches The seeds in fruits and berries are poisonous. They contain amygdalin, which causes cyanide.

6. Stone Fruit Seeds and Apple Seeds

The elderberry plant, used in medicinal syrups, sodas, and liquors, can cause severe stomach upset, so avoid the stems and leaves.

5. Elderberry

Castor oil is made from the castor bean plant, which contains ricin. Ensure the beans used to make your castor oil were safe.

4. Castor Oil

The puffer fish's skin and organs contain a deadly toxin that can paralyse or kill humans.

3. Fugu (Puffer Fish)

If you eat live octopus, be careful not to swallow the suction cups. That's not nice.

2. Sannakji (Live Octopus)

This pear-shaped fruit must fully ripen or it contains toxins that can kill. The raw fruit is banned in the US, but it is available canned.

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