15 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

13. Bitter almonds

Raw almonds spilling out Don’t choose the bitter variety. | iStock.com/Elenathewise

Fans of almonds, take note: you don’t want to mistake bitter and sweet varieties.

Bitter almonds are more popular in Europe, but you can still find them in some specialty grocery stores such as Whole Foods. Like many other dangerous raw foods, they contain enough hydrogen cyanide to prove problematic.

Kids who eat too many raw bitter almonds could potentially die. Adults are more likely to experience symptoms like dizziness, headache, vomiting, and convulsions, depending on how many they eat. If you like chowing down on raw nuts, stick to the sweet variety, and leave the bitter almonds to the professional chefs.

Next: Prepare these correctly to avoid getting sick.

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