Foods you should never eat raw

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Eggs: -Eating raw eggs can make you really sick. This is because they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

Lima beans: -These legumes contain a compound called linamarin, which turns into cyanide. 

Elderberries: -Not every edible berry should be consumed raw. This is the case of elderberries, which should be boiled before consumption.

Eggplant: -Like potatoes, eggplant also contains solanine, which is a glycoalkaloid poison. 

Chicken, pork, and beef: -Poultry, pork, and ground beef in particular should always be safely cooked, otherwise.

Cassava: -Similar to lima beans, raw cassava also contains unsafe levels of cyanide.

Red kidney beans: -Eating just four or five of these raw can really hurt you. Red kidney beans contain lectins.

Wild mushrooms: -While most mushrooms you will find in the supermarket are safe to eat raw, it's not advisable to eat wild mushrooms without cooking them.

Rhubarb leaves: -There's a reason why we eat the stalks and not the leaves. Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which makes then toxic, so always discard them.

Potatoes: -Stick to cooked potatoes. These starchy things contain toxic compounds called glycoalkaloids that can mess up your digestive system.

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