10 Foods That Could Kill You

We love us some berries, but the elderberry plant, used in medicinal syrups, sodas, and liquors can cause a severely upset stomach, so stay away from the stems and leaves.

Elderberry

Castor oil comes from the castor bean plant, which is loaded with the poison ricin. Make sure the beans your castor oil was made from adhered to all safety guidelines.

Castor Oil

The puffer fish's skin and certain organs contain an extremely poisonous toxin that can paralyze a human and even cause death.

Fugu (Puffer Fish)

Be careful if you ever eat live octopus — the suction cups can get stuck to your throat if you don't chew thoroughly. And that does not sound pleasant.

Sannakji

This pear-shaped fruit needs to ripen fully, as it contains toxins that can lead to death. Importation of the raw fruit is banned in the U.S, but you can buy it canned.

Ackee

If honey isn't pasteurized properly, eating it can lead to headaches, dizziness, weakness and vomiting — eating too much of it can be fatal.

Honey

These legumes are good for you, unless they're prepared incorrectly. Soak red kidney beans for several hours to remove lectins, which can kill the cells in your stomach

Kidney and Lima Beans

You've likely heard about the dangers of mercury poisoning, and that's a big reason why you should be careful of your raw tuna intake

Tuna

You most likely already have nutmeg in your spice cabinet. Though it's great to have on-hand for baking, ingesting a significant amount can lead to psychotic symptoms like disorientation

Nutmeg

Cashew shells carry anacardic acid which can cause burn your skin and cause an upset stomach. There's also the fact that cashews must be boiled or roasted before you eat them.

Cashews

NEVER EAT THESE FOODS IN THE MORNING