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4 Fruits that are Poisonous – Number 2 will shock you

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4 Fruits that are Poisonous

4 Fruits that are Poisonous – Number 2 will shock you

You really didn’t think that all fruits were good for you, did you? You’ll need to have second thoughts on that subject. We have always had fruits that have endangered our lives and health each and every day of our lives.

Most are not concerned about this, but once in a while, people get really sick and die from eating the wrong parts or the wrong kind of fruits. Here are 4 fruits that are poisonous to your health.

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1. Cashews:

Cashews are seeds that grow in shell-like structure. Raw cashews contain urushiol, which is the same chemical that is found in poison ivy.

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; cashews

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; cashews

For those that have roasted cashew nuts on an open fire, you’ll notice a liquid substance that runs down the body of the nut, yes! that is the urushiol escaping in the presence of heat.  You never want that chemical in your body system, it is deadly.

 

2. Tomatoes:

The part of the tomato that is generally eaten isn’t poisonous, but the leaves and stems are.  This is because they contain a chemical substance called glycoalkaloid. This chemical causes stomach upsets and weakness.

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; tomato leaves and stem

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; tomato leaves and stem

The leaves and stems are sometimes used in cooking to enhance the flavour, but they must be removed before eating.

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3. Jatropha:

As a kid, I found this particular fruit in gardens and I and my friends throw it at each other. Unknowingly to us, this fruit is a dangerous one, thankfully we never thought to eat it.

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; jatropha

4 Fruits that are Poisonous; jatropha

The Jatropha is a drought-resistant perennial shrub that can live up to 50 years. The seeds contain highly poisonous toxalbumin (curcin), and as few as three untreated seeds can be fatal to humans. Despite this, the seeds are sometimes roasted and eaten, the roasting reducing the toxicity.

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4. Apples:

Apples are okay fruits but don’t eat their seeds. Just like cherries, they contain cyanogenic glycosides, but if you’ve eaten the seeds from one apple you’ll be fine. Most people have eaten large quantities of apple seeds they still live. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, avoid apple seeds

Apple seeds can be dangerous to your body

Apple seeds can be dangerous to your body

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