Healthy Cooking Warning: Poisons Secrets in Your Kitchen – Pantry!

The food contains natural chemicals that are essential for your health. The most obvious in your eating diets are the vitamins and minerals. But do you know that in some natural foods are lurking certain substances potentially harmful for your body?

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# Beans, the favism or fabism or favismo or fabismo is a genetic disease for having a different gen that codify and react against the fava beans producing blood problems and other important ones. The favism (a incurable disease) is found mainly in the contour of the Mediterranean sea and some focus in Africa.

# Cassava or yuca (Spanish) or mandioca (Portuguese) and many other names in the world. A staple food tuber originated in South America and an important source of carbohydrates globally but…it has a little quantity of cyanide.
From 2 types a “sweet” or a “bitter” one; the sweet after cooked/fermented, the toxic level disappear not the case of the bitter specie. Avoid eating raw; cyanide doesn’t need more explication!

# Almonds, the called sweet almonds aren’t toxic but a bitter variety has enough cyanide. Anyway, both can become poisonous in very damp environments…cyanide has a smell of almonds…

# Apricot kernels and in other fruit seeds like peaches, pears, cherries, plums, apples contain naturally cyanide but the problem begins with exaggerated quantities to have a toxic effect.

# Fugu this Japanese famous fish contains lethal toxins in several parts of its body. If your name is risk only as pure attraction this is for you. The difference with the other ingredients is that it isn’t available very frequently, at all, in every pantry.

# Green potatoes are poisonous. Avoid using green potatoes or take away always the green part of a normal potato. Store the potatoes in dark, fresh and dry places because when they’re exposed to the light they generate natural toxins.

# Nutmeg a classic in the cooking has a narcotic and toxic side in your heath if it’s taken in large amounts.

The potential food problems if we add specific allergies and others are a lot but, what type of dangerous food do you like to include?
Have you had a case to tell? Looking forward to your comments.

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Shocking! I have no idea that the green part of potatoes can be poisonous. Very often I see this a bit of green on the potatoes, and I normally discard them.
Great info Gera. Thank you.

Hugging the Coast

The Jamaican fruit, ackee can actually emit a toxic gas if it is forced open before it’s ripe!

It can also be poisonous to eat before it is fully mature. Scary!

Chow and Chatter

interesting post thanks, in the old days the British refused to eat potatoes!


Wonderful information!



Thank you for the information.
I love to cook with yuca….
Great information!


The title of the post scared me. I knew about the green potatoes.. I happen to use so much almond! Pretty shocking…


The green part of potatoes are naturally toxic, pretty shocking isn’t?
Better in French fries 🙂

@Hugging the Coast
Excellent info. I didn’t know about the Jamaican fruit can have a toxic gas. Thanks for sharing!

@Chow and Chatter
They were smart! Nowadays they’re essential in the menus 🙂

@Jason @ Jason’s BBQ Adventures
Glad you find it useful 🙂

I like to eat yuca too but very good cooked or fried 🙂

Love almonds too, the issue about the toxic side if they’re bitter or in a bad conservation state 😀


Hi Gera,

This reminds me of my Grandma. She always used to tell me how she went to my Aunt’s house for dinner and she served green mashed potatoes. My Grandma could never believe she did that! I heard the story about 200 times in my lifetime. I always thought my Grandma was exaggerating. But now I see she was right! Thanks for letting us know about these.


Very interesting, I didn’t know any of that! Now I’ll be more careful.


That’s fascinating! I knew about some of these (almonds from Agatha Christie novels and almonds) but didn’t realise about some of them. Thanks Gera!


A great informative post!

Rosa's Yummy Yums

Isn’t it funny that we eat things that can be potentially harmful! A very interesting post…

Cheers and have a great weekend,



How savvy your Grandma! Not all green food is good for the health 🙂

Happy you like it Sara 🙂

@5 Star Foodie
You’re very welcome Natasha! 😀

@Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
How delicious are almonds but with some caution! 😀

Thanks a lot Shelby! 🙂

@Rosa’s Yummy Yums
Precaution is the theme when it’s possible but sometimes is difficult in the healthy food area 🙂


Thanks for all these so important warnings. I didn’t know most of them. As an addition, eating yogurt and fish at the same time may poison you if the fish is not fresh enough. If the fish is fresh enough, no problem. But as a highly cautious person, I prefer not eating yogurt and fish at the same time.

Tangled Noodle

Thank you for this information! I knew about potatoes, fruit seeds and fugu but didn’t know about cassava’s toxicity or about beans.

Carolyn Jung

It’s not really dangerous. But I do love pimento de padron peppers. One in like every five is hot. But you can’t tell just by looking at them which is hot and which is sweet. So it’s kind of like Russian Roulette in green pepper form.


Thank you for sharing this, you might hate me here, but I dislike nuts! :0, I know they’re good for us but I just can’t seem to make myself like them. Got any tips for me that I can try so I can eat them? 😉


I thought that I only had to watch out for bad recipes! Great post!


Wonderful Information, Thanks Gera.


Yes, we need to be careful about the ingredients we have in the pantry. I didn’t dare to use potatoes if they grew sprouts.


Phew. I’m glad I don’t eat any of that stuff 🙂


Great post as always, Gera!
Zucchini can also contain natural toxins that give it a bitter taste. So, do not eat zucchini that have a strong smell or taste bitter 😛


Great article on a fascinating topic. The fun part is figuring out what's a wives tale and what's true when this topic comes up.

For example, I have a friend who steadfastly believes you have to cut the tip off the cucumber and rub it all over the plant to make it taste better.

Fact: an easy way to get the spines off a freshly picked cucumber cut the tip off the cucumber, and run the tip along the cucumber's spines; forcing them to fall away.

Rhubarb leaves are toxic; but you'd have to eat a lot of them before becoming sick. Rhubarb itself is just bitter.

As with any discoloration of the potato's flesh (from green to black), pare away the sprouts and continue to use the potato. Cultivated potatoes are far less likely of being toxic than the wild varieties.

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