15 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

2. Pits or seeds of apples, mangos, peaches, pears, and apricots

fresh apples in wicker basket on wooden table They’re able to poison you in a large quantity. | YelenaYemchuk/iStock/Getty Images

An apple seed or two won’t kill you, but eating these fruit parts on a regular basis just might.

The fruit seeds and pits of apples, mangos, peaches, pears, and apricots contain a chemical known as amygdalin, which can turn into cyanide. And while you’d need to ingest tons of them to suffer the effects of poisoning, it’s best to avoid consumption when you can.

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