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8 Fruits and Veggies That Could Be Considered Poisonous

What do ackee, cassava, cycad, lychee, potatoes, red kidney beans, starfruit and sugar cane have in common? While that question may sound like the opening line of an offbeat joke, the health-related similarity these fruits and vegetables share is no laughing matter.  Plants, like animals, employ various strategies to ensure their survival, and naturally occurring toxins help some plants resist disease and insects.  While you may think everything in nature is suitable for human consumption, each one of the fruits and vegetables mentioned above contains small amounts of toxins that may harm your health when ingested at certain times or in large amounts.  Read more...

 

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