Things You Didn't Know Could Poison You

Almonds 1 of 10

Almonds are seeds high in protein and healthy fats and are generally good for you, but you may not know they can be poisonous.

  • They are commonly classified as nuts, but almonds are actually seeds.
  • Almonds (cashews, too) must be put under a significant amount of heat in order for poisons to be nullified.
  • Even almonds marketed as "raw" almonds in stores and supermarkets are treated with some level of heat in order to become safe for consumption.
  • The almond seed is full of cyanide, a notoriously deadly poison.
  • They must be processed in order to get rid of the dangerous cyanide.