You’ll Turn Into A Tree

If you swallow a seed it will grow a plant in you.

How many times as a child a felt the fear of this one. I would have the nightmarish thoughts of vines growing out my nose and ears, then being taunted by other kids. Even thoughts of a painfull death as I slowly turned into a tree. Yea this one is a classic to scare the kiddies with.

According to Sam Beattie, PhD on the web Responds:

Plant seeds are made up of a variety of compounds, including some that may be good for you, such as polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. However, many plants, especially those related to the rose (apples, apricots, peaches, plums), contain compounds that can be toxic or that may react with enzymes during digestion and become chemically activated to form toxic compounds, including cyanide.

Momma says have a seed spitting contest instead.

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