Consuming improperly prepared blowfish, which contains tetrodotoxin, can be lethal due to its potent neurotoxin.
In its raw form, cassava contains cyanide, which can cause poisoning if not properly processed and cooked.
The fruit of the ackee tree contains a toxin called hypoglycin A. If the fruit is not ripe or prepared correctly, it can lead to Jamaican Vomiting Sickness, which can be fatal.
Raw or unripe elderberries contain a toxic substance called cyanogenic glycosides, which can cause nausea, vomiting, and in severe cases, cyanide poisoning.
Certain wild mushrooms can be highly toxic, such as the Death Cap or Destroying Angel varieties, which can cause liver failure if consumed.
While rhubarb stalks are safe to eat, the leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid, which can be toxic if ingested in large quantities.
Consuming raw milk carries the risk of bacterial contamination and can lead to severe illness or even death.
Eating raw or undercooked shellfish poses the risk of bacterial or viral infections that can be life-threatening, especially for individuals with weakened immune systems.
Consuming excessive amounts of nutmeg can cause hallucinogenic effects and lead to serious health complications.
Consuming raw or undercooked poultry, including chicken or turkey, increases the risk of salmonella contamination, which can cause severe food poisoning.