10 Everyday Foods That Could Kill You


Glycoalkaloids, which build up in the potato if it's left too long, will lead to cramping, diarrhea, confused headaches, or even coma and death. Avoid potatoes with a greenish tinge.

There are two variations of almonds, sweet almonds and bitter almonds. Eating 7 - 10 raw bitter almonds could be fatal for children.

The stems and leaves of tomatoes contain alkali poisons that can cause stomach agitation. Unripe green tomatoes have been said to have the same effect.

The danger in tuna is the mercury that the fish absorbs. Once in your body, mercury will supposedly drive you insane.

Rice (especially rice grown in Texas) contains arsenic, a toxin that can cause deaths. However, you'd have to eat nearly almost 1,800 cups of rice all at once to achieve death by rice.

Don't eat a broken pit. The stones of cherries, apricots, plums and peaches contain cyanogenic compounds. Ingesting just one or two freshly crushed pits can lead to death.

Red Kidney Beans contain large amounts of lectin as a “potent insecticide.” It can cause extreme nausea. When cooked at temperatures below boiling, the beans' toxicity is multiplied.

Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which causes kidney stones. It'll take 11 pounds of leaves to be fatal, but much less to make you seriously ill.

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.

Unpasteurized honey often contains grayanotoxin. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, excessive sweating, nausea, and vomiting that last for 24 hours.