Is almond milk toxic?

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asked Dec 6, 2020 in Other-Food Drink by HuJennifer (2,490 points)
Is almond milk toxic?

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answered Dec 8, 2020 by Jodie (35,080 points)
Almond milk is not toxic since almond milk is made from sweet almonds that do not contain any cyanide.

Regular almonds contain some cyanide but sweet almonds do not contain cyanide so almond milk is safe to consume in large quantities.

Almond milk does not contain any cyanide.

Almond Milk is made from sweet almonds that do not contain any cyanide so you can safely drink as much almond milk as you want too without getting cyanide poisoning.

Regular almonds do contain some cyanide and if you do eat too many of the regular almonds then you could get cyanide poisoning but it would take a lot of almonds to eat get cyanide poisoning.

You can get food poisoning from almonds if they have gone rancid or bad.

All foods can give you food poisoning if they are bad or spoiled or if they contain bacteria and almonds can also get bacteria on them including salmonella bacteria.

But it's very rare that almonds do get bacteria on them as long as you eat them soon after picking them or purchasing them.

If the almonds taste bad then throw them out to avoid risk of food poisoning.

Also you can get salmonella poisoning from Almonds that have the Salmonella bacteria on them.

If you use the almonds in baked goods and the almonds are heated up to a high enough temperature then salmonella bacteria will be killed.

So in that case you should not get salmonella from eating the almonds.

It's rare though that almonds have the salmonella bacteria so it's not too much of an issue when it comes to eating almonds.

There was a few cases of people getting infected with salmonella though after eating almonds but your chance of getting infected with salmonella is very low that it's nothing to worry about.

I've eaten almonds without adding them to baked goods for years and never have gotten salmonella poisoning or any other health issues as a result of eating almonds.

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