For instance, if potatoes are exposed to light, they turn green and produce solanine at potentially harmful levels so never eat them.
Did you know that these fruits and vegetables have dangerous toxins? Yum Yummy……! You like fruits and vegetables?? Yeah of course everyone does right!! Because they are healthy…People often worried about the safety of chemicals added to their food…But wait, stop!!!!! Check the TIFAV’s first!!
Do you know about TIFAV’s? let’s overview a gripping information on them. TIFAV’s abbreviates Toxins In Fruits And Vegetables. Shocking right!!! Yes, nature is surprising.
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We all know a fact that toxins are harmful for health then how can nature harm us? Its questionable thing to notice. For a brief view lets have a look at some of the toxins present in our daily taken food.
Toxins in Pumpkins
You heard right pumpkins the show stopper of every Halloween party. When we they scared us on a Halloween party, they are actually pointing us towards the toxins they have in them, and it’s called “cucurbitacin’s”. This compound can cause toxic squash syndrome, which includes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
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Toxins in Kidney Beans
We all like beans and eat then in dynamic ways because they taste awesome right! But these healthy beans can cause serious sickness if swallowed raw because they contain a toxin called “Phytohemagglutinin”. Uncooked kidney beans contain 70,000 phytohemagglutinin per bean. Whereas, cooking them reduces the level of harm up to 200-400 toxins per beans.
Toxins in Parsnips
Celery and parsnips are mostly taken in salads that we use for healthy purpose but in fact taking in some toxins present in them known as furanocoumarins such as bergapten and xanthotoxin. The higher level of this toxin causes phytophotodermatitis, which makes the skin sensitive to sunlight.
Toxins in Potatoes
Potatoes sounds yummy !!! we all love to eat potatoes. The toxin produce by them is harmless to humans. However, if they are exposed to light, they turn green and produce solanine at potentially harmful levels. Solanine poisoning can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Toxins in Rhubarb
Most of the people use this as an herb in their sauce. Eating rhubarb leaves can result nausea and vomiting because they have high level of oxalic acid. Some scientist thinks that other compounds present in the leaves like anthraquinone, glycosides, may contributes to increase the level of toxicity. Whereas, the stalks are safe to eat as the have lesser amount of the toxin as compared to the leaves.