16 Foods That Could Kill You

This is a list of the 16 foods that could kill you, as always care is critical while handling and preparing certain types of foods for you and your family.

Red kidney beans-contains a toxic substance called phytohaemagglutinin, and should be cooked for at least 20 minutes at 100° f  to be safe.

Star fruit– star fruit contains neurotoxin that affect the brain and nerves. Safe consumption limit is around 85 millilitres.

Elderberries– if consumed unripe and under cooked could lead to diarrhea and in severe cases may cause seizures.

Wild mushrooms– death cap, deadly Web cap,  destroying angels are poisonous mushrooms that if eaten may cause life threatening illnesses that could lead to death, be very careful when picking or buying mushrooms, poisonous symptoms include, abdominal pain, nausea, Diarrhea and vomiting, severe cases are liver, kidney and heart damage.

Bean sprouts– are known for harboring the e-coli, salmonella and the listeria bacteria, therefor should be handled with care while preparing.

Unpasteurized milk– is likely to contain the e coli, salmonella and listeria bacteria, it’s best to consume packaged milk.

Leafy greens– spinach, lettuce and cabbage if not washed properly may result in contracting the e coli, Noro virus and salmonella.

Potato leaf– try never to eat green raw potatoes or drink potato leaf tea because they are poisonous.

Uncooked eggs– may contain salmonella bacteria which leads to gastroenteritis.

Raw bitter almonds– are full of cynide, it must be cooked to a certain degree to meet safety guidelines therefore it’s best if you try sticking with the ones at your local grocery store.

Apple, peach and cherry seeds are very poisonous, they contain a compound that produces cynide. Poisonous symptoms are diarrhea, Dizziness, Vomiting,  kidney failure, high blood pressure, coma and even death.

Nutmeg– is a hallucinogenic drug, consuming 2 ounces can cause Convulsions and 3 ounces can cause hallucinations, eating a whole nutmeg can cause death.

Unpasteurized organic honey-if consumed in large quantities could lead to vomiting, nausea and Dizziness.

Beef– Uncooked or under cooked beef may contain e coli bacteria.

Under cooked chicken– can cause salmonella, symptoms are diarrhea, Dizziness, Vomiting and nausea.

Rhubarb leaves– rhubarb stems are safe and has many health benefits, however the leaves contain a poisonous substance that is very dangerous. Poisonous symptoms  include trouble breathing,  seizures, kidney failure and in severe cases even death.


  • 420.000 people die globally each year from food poisoning.
  • 125.000 kids under 5 die globally each year from food poisoning.
  • 30% of deaths caused by food poisoning globally are kids under 5.
  • 5 to 10 million people die globally each year from E coli Source
  • Salmonella causes gastroenteritis which results in the deaths of 155.000 people globally each year.Source