5 Foods that Should Never be Eaten Raw
Apart from adding flavours to the dish and making it tastier, cooking also helps make the food healthier and safer. When it comes to food safety, there should be no scope for compromise because personal and public health must always be a priority.
Here are some foods that you should never consume raw:
1. Wild mushrooms
A wide range of mushroom varieties grow in the wild. While some of these might be edible, certain types can be extremely poisonous and even fatal. Edible or not, cooking the mushrooms thoroughly should be ensured to reduce the risk of infections and food poisoning.
2. Lima beans
Did you know that eating raw lima beans can put you at risk of cyanide poisoning? Whether you like it or not, always cook your beans before you eat them.
Roast it or mash it, whatever you do just make sure you cook it. Raw potatoes can take a toll on your digestive health due to glycoalkaloid toxication.
4. Red kidney beans
Also known as rajma, kidney beans contain lectin. If eaten raw, it can put you at risk of issues such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc.
This popular food contains solanine which is a toxic compound. Eating raw eggplants can put you at risk of solanine poisoning which can cause gastrointestinal issues.
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