Pepper seeds, poisonous?
Well on Friday evening i made a curry, yay. But i used a green bell pepper in it, for the first time and i left all the pepper seeds in with it.
Later that night i felt soooo ill, was boiling hot, shaking and threw up 3 times. All day Saturday i was in bed feeling awful, and today i'm much better but feel very weak (probably because i couldn't eat much yesterday!).
My dad asked if i had taken the seeds out of the pepper.. i said no, and he said.. "hmm yeah they're not good for you" lol, and my bf also tells me they are poisonous. A few people are telling me that they're not and it must have been something else though.
So i don't know, i'm pretty sure it was the seeds that did it.. anyone else done the same? lol.
they are edible. Maybe you got food poisoning. I found their edibility on line here:
I never get all the seeds out when I cook with peppers. Nothing ever happens. My highschool nurtrition teacher said they can sometimes cause heartburn but are harmless.
I eat them. I've always assumed they have some good nutrition in them. Dunno if that is true at all but I just usally never bother to take them out unless it will affect the texture of the dish. I use a ton of peppers though so I may just be immune :)
Cheers guys, maybe i'm allergic to them or something :-( I know not to eat them now though!
No harm in eating bell pepper seeds. People remove them because they're kind of bitter to the taste. I actually never bother to remove most of them.
I would bet 10 dollars that your illness had nothing to do with them.
Bell peppers are classed as fruits, actually, and not vegetables as most people think.
i like using hot peppers, seeds and all, in a lot of my recipes.
Me too, not bell peppers but spicy hot peppers like jalapenos. :drool:
Hmm i sound silly now thinking they are poisonous lol. I'm fine with hot peppers... and i was fine before i ate, and i'd had the other ingredients lots of times before. :-/
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