Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cyanide Tea, Anyone?

Peach leaves contain cyanide. Apparently the incidence of death, mostly in southern states where peaches are grown, is highest among young children who crush up the leaves and make hot tea to serve at their tea parties. Upon looking into this further, it turns out that all parts of the peach are poisonious, some more than others. I had no idea, but I don't think that will keep me from eating peach cobbler anytime soon.

2 comments:

tracy said...

goddamn - i've been killing me softly for years then.

Snakeman said...

Interesting,thx.