Cashew nuts contain a deadly toxin

(ORDO NEWS) — According to experts, cashews are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But few people know that cashews contain a toxin that is deadly to humans.

Healthline talked about the effects of eating cashew nuts that many people don’t know about.

Cashew nuts are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But few people know that cashews contain a very dangerous toxin called urushiol.

Urushiol causes allergic contact dermatitis, characterized by the appearance of a rash.

This rash looks like itchy and inflamed bumps or spots on the skin.

The site says that urushiol disappears after thorough peeling of cashew nuts. This explains why they are sold in a purified state.

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