Poisonous food plants

Toxic alkaloids solanine and tomatine occur in the leaves, stems and flowers of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum). Photo: Jesse Bythell

There are many plants that, commonly used as food, that contain toxins that make them poisonous to humans.

Below are some examples of poisonous food plants:

Apple (Malus domestica)
Apricot
Celery
Cherry
Egg plant
Kidney bean
Peach
Plum
Potato
Rhubarb
Taro
Tomato

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This page last updated on 3 Apr 2013