Potatoes have a long history of being seen as poisonous. According to the Smithsonian, a green potato indicates the presence of a nerve toxin that can induce coma or even kill you within 24 hours of consumption. But, even scarier: Potato lectin is a poisonous glycoprotein that contains about 47% l-arabinose, 3% d-galactose and 11% hydroxyproline.
Did you know that in the United States peanuts were mainly a garden crop consumed by the poor and used for animal feed until human consumption grew in the 1930s?
Did you know that injections of lentil lectin into the knee joint cavity of non-sensitized rabbits resulted in the development of arthritis which was indistinguishable morphologically from rheumatoid arthritis?