Common Foods That Contain Natural Poisons

There are a variety of common foods that contain natural poisons that can harm your health or cause you death, according to World Health Organisation, certain naturally occurring toxins are created in food as a type of defense mechanism to protect plants from animal infestation and consumption, toxins can be found in a variety of foods, they can cause acute poisoning.

Acute poisoning can cause a wide range of symptoms including allergic reactions, severe stomachaches, diarrhoea and even death in most severe cases. Such foods are:

Apple seeds.

Despite having what appears to be nutrient profile, they are not as healthy as the apple fruit itself because they contain cyanide, a toxin that can cause rapid breathin, seizures and even death.


It's consumption especially in large amounts is not safe because it can cause major issues within the body.

Green Potatoes

Not all are beneficial because they contain poisonous chemical called glycoalkaloid found in the leaves, sprouts and underground stems, it can cause nausea, diarrhoea, migraine and even death.


They can also be harmful, their bark peel and their leaves can cause severe stomach aches, diarrhoea and even death when taken in plenty.

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