10 Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill You

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

Cassava flour has emerged as a popular gluten-free alternative, but the vegetable's leaves and roots are rich in cyanide. Just two roots can carry a fatal dose. 

Cassava

Sprouts are often consumed raw — like on salads — or lightly cooked, thrown into a stir fry last minute to preserve the crunch. That's means its tough to cook out food borne illnesses

Bean Sprouts

It's called raw milk, and it's a risky beverage. Anyone who drinks it — especially young children — are at major risk for deadly diseases including e.coli and listeria.

Raw Milk

One won't kill you — obviously — but peppers have a chemical called capsaicin. It's what makes them spicy, and it's also what's used in pepper spray.

Chili Peppers

A popular game called Chubby Bunny requires people to stuff as many marshmallows in their mouth as possible. As a result, two people have died, and the fluffy sweets

Marshmallows

Similar to raw milk, unpasteurized cheese — or "raw" cheese — isn't commercially imported to the U.S. It's a host for deadly food borne illnesses and bacteria.

Unpasteurized Cheese

It's not so much the kernels as it is the bags they come in. When a chemical that's used in the bag's nonstick coating decomposes, it creates a compound called perfluorooctanoic acid.

Microwave Popcorn

You don't need to fear the fats in butter, but you should watch your margarine intake. Many tubs are high in hydrogenated oils — which pack trans fats aka the bad kind. 

Margarine

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