logo
nav
 
Category: All, Fact!
Things I Bet You Didn’t Know Could Poison You
 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...
 

5 Cherries

Cherries are a tasty fruit that nearly everyone loves, but the cherry pit is extremely poisonous.

  • Cherries are able to be eaten whether baked, cooked or raw, but the ingesting any portion of the pit can lead to danger.
  • The pit, like almonds and apple seeds, contains cyanide.
  • Whenever a cherry pit is chewed, crushed or damaged, hydrogen cyanide is released.
  • Symptoms of mild poisoning from hydrogen cyanide include: dizziness, headaches, anxiety, nausea and vomiting.
  • Ingesting a large dose of the toxin can lead to breathing difficulties, an increase in blood pressure, increased heart rate, and kidney failure.
  • Severe reactions can lead to convulsions, coma, and respiratory failure causing death.
  • Source:chacha.com

     
    (Page 5 of 9)

    Comments

    comments

     
    top hits
    bot
    top
    © Copyright 2011-2014 Grated.com
    All Rights Reserved, May Be Covered by US or Foreign Patents or Patents
    Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
    bot