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13 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Reader's Digest Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Approach raw eggplant with caution. Raw eggplant contains solanine, the same toxin that makes raw potatoes problematic. 'Young eggplants' in particular, or eggplants that were harvested early in their plant lives, contain the most of this toxin. You would have to eat a whole lot of raw eggplant to experience the unpleasant gastrointestinal effects of solanine poisoning, but you might want to go ahead and cook your eggplant anyway. Plus, some people may have allergic reactions to even small amounts of raw eggplant. You can safely ignore these 10 myths about food poisoning.

You know to avoid raw meat and eggs. But there are plenty of other foods that you definitely want to cook before eating, and some of them might surprise you. Click through the gallery above to learn more.

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