15 Poisonous Foods

Staff Writer
Are they in your pantry?
<A href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MichaelMaggs" target="_blank">MichaelMaggs</a>

One of the wonders of humanity is how much of the natural world we’ve figured out we can eat. If it’s edible, some culture somewhere has added it to their diet. Our curious species has even added a number of foods that are poisonous when handled, processed, or cooked incorrectly. Considering how many of these potentially deadly foods have made their way into our diets, I have to wonder about all these human “researchers” from the past. Ranging from the infamous — like pufferfish — to the shocking (cherries), there are a number of poisonous foods on human menus around the globe. Click through to see if any of these toxic foods are in your pantry. — brooklynsupper



Related Links:

• Top foods for weight gain and weight loss — how does your diet stack up?

• Food blogger bites: 100 delicious recipes under 100 calories

• The best part of waking up: 10 healthy breakfast recipes for the family