posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 11:44 AM
Ten foods in your kitchen that contain gruesome poisons
Your mother never warned you to not eat your vegetables. Maybe she should have!
Too yummy to be poisonous, right? Negative, ghostrider!
As the spuds get older, they accumulate solanine, which turns them a green color. Every potato contains about 8-13 milligrams, and about 200
milligrams can make people sick.
Not to mention hallucinations, nausea, and in some cases, death!
Cashews contain urushiol. Doesn't sound very deadly - more like a minor orc in Lord of the Rings - but it's found in something feared by campers
everywhere. Poison Ivy contains urushiol, and everyone knows what it does.
And I used to love Cashew Chicken!
Rhubarb pie is to die for. Well, now it is!
7. Egg Whites
The stems or rhubarb are cooked to add a little something to a pie. The leaves are cooked to get that inheritance you've been waiting for for all
these years. Rhubarb contains oxalates in manageable levels in the stems. In the leaves, they are deadly, especially if cooked with soda to make them
Meringue pie eaters beware!
6. Whole wheat and rye bread
Egg whites contain trypsin inhibitors, which stop you from being able to digest protein and lead to a slow, miserable death
Guess I'll have to get used the blandness of white bread, now.
5. Kidney Beans
If you get tired of those omelets, you can supplement your diet with whole wheat or rye. These contain phytic acid, which is so horrible that it
is called the 'anti-nutrient'. It stops you from taking in calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The acid contains an insoluble salt that binds to
these nutrients, making it impossible for you to digest them.
Phytohaemagglutinin is a nasty little number that can make cell membranes too permeable, letting all sorts of undesirable elements in and making
someone lose control of their body and bodily functions. This is why the first signals of such poisoning are vomiting and diarrhea.
So THAT'S why red beans and rice bows me up all night!
4. Almonds, cherries, apples, apricots, and many other seeds
My mom was right: eating the seeds will make you sick!
The fruit mentioned isn't dangerous, but it houses a danger. The seeds of all of these, when ground up or even bruised, produces hydrogen
cyanide. Yes, the pill that they gave spies to kill themselves if they got captured might have been made from ground-up almonds.
I'll just have to deal with it. Pizza without mushrooms is like mice without cancer. Wait...
2. Every green thing you've ever eaten
And not just in the way you think. Shiitake and white button mushrooms contain large amounts of carcinogenic compounds when they're raw. Mice
grow tumors more often if they've been fed on mushrooms.
HAH! Take that, mom!
1. Castor beans
Cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach are all murderers. Also peaches, strawberries, and pears. Cauliflower. Bamboo shoots. All these
contain goitrogens, which take out your thyroid and prevent iodine uptake. They cause enlarged thyroids over time. Soy also has it. In short - don't
eat anything good for you
The sweetest death you'll ever have.
You might think you don't eat these, but you do. They're most famous for being in castor oil, but they're also in most sweets like chocolate
and processed candies. So what? So they contain ricin. Ricin is a deadly poison. It is so deadly, that it was given to assassins during the Cold War.
They would have umbrellas which, when jabbed against someone's leg, would fire ricin pellets. About 0.2 milligrams is enough to kill someone within
four days. It dissolves completely - when properly administered, and leaves little to no trace. So the next time someone gives you a box of
chocolates, it could be that they're trying to kill you on a day too sunny to carry an umbrella.
So, next time you sit down to eat something that your wife, husband, or mom prepared, take a moment to ask yourself, "Are they trying to kill me?"