23 Surprising Foods You Should Never Eat Raw
We all know that eating raw meat puts you at major risk for salmonella and other foodborne illnesses, and you were probably scolded by Mom long ago not to eat spoonfuls of raw cookie dough, as delicious as it tastes. But when it comes to vegetables and other crops, everything is fair game, right? Not so. When raw, certain foods contain natural toxins or hard-to-digest sugars that can cause gastrointestinal distress and other unpleasant symptoms—no thanks! Others frequently host harmful bacteria when uncooked or unpasteurized. Here, experts reveal 6 foods you probably didn't know you should avoid eating raw.