15 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

11. Wild mushrooms

Agaricus, in a bowl on a rustic wooden counter ready to be cleaned and washed for dinner, Know for sure what you’re eating isn’t poisonous. | iStock.com/budgetstockphoto

Mushrooms are tricky — while some wild varieties can be consumed raw, others are poisonous or can cause gastrointestinal distress if they’re not properly prepared. And it’s not a gamble worth making, because the poisonous ones could kill you.

Cooking mushrooms breaks down the harmful compounds and makes most mushrooms edible for consumption.

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