This is a list of the 16 foods that could kill you.

red kidney beans

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


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

death cap mushroom

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

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

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

potato leaf

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 almonds

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 and peach

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.

raw honey

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.

raw chicken

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

rhubarb leaves

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