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Rightly preparation of food is essential to ensure food safety. We need food to survive and stay nourished. Even though we depend on food to live, some meals are so dangerous that they can kill you.

Some dishes need to be prepared with the greatest attention in order to avoid serious illness because any sort of food poisoning can be fatal.  So, if you are going to eat these types of food, make sure to take the essential safety measures first and keep everyone safe.

World’s Most Dangerous Foods

There are also a lot of foods that are harmful to your health. We are going to discuss some of the foods that are surprisingly dangerous and should be avoided.

Elderberries

Elderberries

Elderberries can boost your immune system and treat cold or flu symptoms or constipation. But it’s essential to be aware that eating them raw can be fatal. Raw elderberries contain glycosides, which turn into cyanide upon ingestion. So, consuming them in their uncooked state could cost you your life.

Symptoms Of Elderberry Poisoning:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coma

Raw Kidney Beans

Raw Kidney Beans

Kidney beans shaped like human kidneys are known to help fight against fatal diseases. But it also contains phytohaemagglutinin which can cause stomach disorders. You can make kidney beans healthy and nutritious by cooking them properly.

Symptoms Of Raw Kidney Beans Poisoning:

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Bitter Almonds

Bitter Almonds

What if we say that almonds can be dangerous for your health? Even though they are a good source of protein and healthy for the mind, the ones found in the wild are very different. Some almonds taste bitter and contain killing chemicals if you come across any in the wild, cook and crack them before eating.

Symptoms Of Bitter Almonds Poisoning:

  • Nausea 
  • Dizziness 
  • Low Blood Pressure 
  • Headaches
  • Rapid Heartbeat

Cherries

Cherries

We all love Cherry jam, but we should avoid the pits as they are harmful. Although, swallowing one of these accidentally would not be harmful. The genuine product of cherry is delicious but try to avoid chewing or cracking the pits. They have enough cyanide to kill a human. 

Symptoms Of Cheeies Poisoning:

  • Headache
  • Loss of sensation
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain or stomach pain

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a delicious addition to a variety of dishes. It reduces heart disease and cancer. But the leaves and stems of this juicy fruit contain a poison called Glycoalkaloid. It can cause severe stomach cramps. So, next time you’re sitting down for a meal, confirm to avoid the tomato leaves and stems.

Symptoms Of Tomatoes Poisoning:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Lethargy

Raw Milk

Raw Milk

Many people in rural areas are unaware that raw milk can carry harmful bacteria and thus should be pasteurized before drinking. Uncooked dairy products have a relatively high risk of bacterial diseases, so it is best to avoid unpasteurized milk.

Symptoms Of Raw Milk Poisoning:

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea (Sometimes Bloody)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fever
  • Headache 
  • Body Aches

Green Potatoes

Green Potatoes

Potatoes are the main ingredient in many delicious dishes. Food lovers love to eat potatoes. However, you should avoid using green potatoes as they are likely to contain a harmful chemical called solanine. Solanine can cause vomiting and even lead to cardiac arrest. 

Symptoms Of Green Potatoes Poisoning:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Delirium (agitation and confusion)
  • Diarrhea
  • Slow pulse
  • Slowed breathing
  • Vision changes
  • Dilated (wide) pupils
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Paralysis
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Loss of sensation
  • Lower than average body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Shock

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Although nutmeg provides a finger-licking flavor to some dishes, but, it’s massive use can lead to health problems like temporary psychosis, minor seizures, and hallucinogenic effects. So be careful not to add too much the next time you’re cooking.

Symptoms Of Nutmeg Poisoning:

  • Hallucinations
  • Tachycardia
  • Anticholinergic Effects

Raw Cashews

Raw Cashews

Although cashews you purchase from the store labeled as “raw” may not be raw, they undergo a steaming process to remove a toxin called urushiol found in their shells. Urushiol is the same toxin found in poison ivy and can cause an allergic reaction if consumed. It could be fatal for people with severe allergies.

Symptoms Of Raw Cashews Poisoning:

  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • trouble swallowing
  • itchy mouth and throat
  • anaphylaxis

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Two types of wild mushrooms can be harmful to humans. Which are the death cap (Amanita phalloides) and the destroying angel (Amanita virosa). It is not worth risking your life for a taste of something that may not even be good.

Symptoms Of Mushrooms Poisoning:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Intense Thirst
  • Liver Failure
  • Coma
  • Death

Conclusion

Foods are essential to survive. But many food items can harm you if you’re not careful. We have discussed the world’s most dangerous foods that require avoidance.

The above information didn’t convey to scare anyone, but it’s always good to have a wealth of reliable information at hand. I believe that this information is worth knowing.

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