Foods That Shouldn't Be Eaten Raw



1.Potatoes


 Spuds are one of our favorite and most versatile foods: They can be fried, roasted, mashed, or twice-baked, but they shouldn't be eaten raw. 

2.Rhubarb 


 Leaves The stalks of the rhubarb plant are edible, but the leaves can actually be poisonous and may lead to difficulty breathing, burning of the mouth and throat, and even seizures.

3.Lima Beans 


You may have grown up being forced to eat these legumes, but you should never have one raw. Lima beans have a compound called linamarin, which breaks down into cyanide.

4.Red Kidney Beans


 Another type of bean that should never be eaten raw is the red kidney bean, even more so than white kidney bean. Just four or five of them can contain high levels of toxin lectin.

5.Wild Mushrooms 


"It is never safe to eat wild mushrooms, raw or cooked, without a trained expert," says Alexandra Oppenheimer Delvito, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., a New York-based registered dietitian. 

6.Eggs


 It's probably no surprise to you that eggs shouldn't be eaten raw because of potential contamination from Salmonella bacteria.

7.Beef, Pork, and Chicken


You should always pay attention to the footnotes on restaurant menus warning you against eating raw or undercooked meat and poultry, Delvito says.

8.Cassava


 it is a staple in many South American and African dishes. But, like lima beans, raw root and it leaves contain a derivative of cyanide and should be baked,roasted for optimum taste,safety.

9.Elderberries


While the berries have a reputation for fighting off colds and the flu, and even calming acne and irritated skin, their raw form can be poisonous. 

10.Eggplant


Eggplant, before it's cooked, has the same glycoalkaloid compound as raw potatoes do, solanine, which isn't lethal, but it's still not ideal to eat raw.

10.Eggplant


Eggplant, before it's cooked, has the same glycoalkaloid compound as raw potatoes do, solanine, which isn't lethal, but it's still not ideal to eat raw.