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Is it dangerous to eat bananas and eggs together?

Utter nonsense. Many common recipes combine bananas and eggs. People eat bananas with eggs all the time without harm. I've had some of these myself and they're tasty. Banana pancakes Banana bread ...
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Is it dangerous to eat bananas and eggs together?

I read that the combination of bananas and eggs is poisonous. Can you please give the exact links? Google does auto-suggest a link but as Carey has also mentioned, it doesn't make any sense. It is ...
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Rodents falling from the ceiling at Chipotle restaurants, what to do?

You actually need to ask this question? If rats are falling on your food in the restaurant then they're running amuck in the kitchen eating and crapping on your food. So the answer is: Find the ...
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How do bacteria from feces cause food poisoning?

In your large intestine, some pathogenic bacteria, like E. coli, can be present as part of "normal intestinal flora" without causing any problems, because other (mostly nonpathogenic) microbes limit ...
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Can food poisoning be detected in the blood after recovery?

[I] was wondering if I were to go to the GP now is there any way they could tell that I was sick these last couple of days through some kind of blood test or something? "Food poisoning" covers a ...
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What's the name for food poisoning where the symptoms are solely caused by toxins that have accumulated in the food?

The Australian Department of Health differentiates between pre-formed toxins and those that are synthesized while the bacterial are inside the host: Preformed toxins are produced by Staphylococcus ...
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Would symptoms differ from eating virus contaminated food versus breathing in virus?

Well this is a guess because there is no published data that I am aware of in the english literature to be able to answer the question. A small percentage of people who have presented with covid-19 ...
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Can basil affected by Fusarium wilt be eaten safely?

What you have on your basil is a strain of Fusarium oxysporum, obviously a strain pathogenic to plants. Apparently, other strains of F. oxysporum can cause onychomycosis (nail infections) and ...
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Eating burned food

cancer.gov Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are chemicals formed when muscle meat, including beef, pork, fish, or poultry, is cooked using high-temperature ...
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How to make goat milk safe for consumption?

You can find directions for pasteurizing goat milk many places online, and that should render it safe from pathogens. However, it will do nothing to protect you from heavy metals, pesticides, and ...
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Recurrent head aches, posible cause some poisoning, any recommendation?

This could be many, many different things, common causes include neck problems, migraines can be brought on by stress and/or trigger foods, dehydration and skipped meals, anxiety about receiving food ...
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How long does syrup actually last?

You didn't say what type of syrup, so I'll assume a typical syrup like maple. According to stilltasty.com, it's good for one year if refrigerated and indefinitely if frozen. Stilltasty uses ...
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How long after drinking alcohol is it safe to eat durian again?

This inability to mix durian with alcohol has the status of a food myth. To quote the dietetic department at Changi Hospital Eating durian and drinking beer at the same time may kill you There is no ...
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Best way to clean dry fruits and nuts before eating

There are different approaches to answering this question, but I will say as a pragmatic generalisation: no, that wouldn't be advisable. For one thing, the standard procedures that can be applied to ...
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Best way to clean dry fruits and nuts before eating

Can bacteria be present on Dry fruits/nuts? Absolutely. In fact, everything in your environment, including your food, is covered with bacteria, but most of them are harmless. In the good old days, we ...
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Should I wash the vegetables after disinfection?

If you are unsure of the quality of the water supply, it is advised to not rewash the produce, as this risks re-contaminating the produce. With chemical disinfectants, the important bit is to get the ...
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How and where to test for organic mercury levels?

New York State Yes, I know that you don't live in New York State. This is however the most useful and explanatory document that I have found on this matter and therefore linked it as further ...
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When should I seek medical help for food poisoning?

This is only a theoretical answer, I can't give a medical advice here. The symptoms, as described by the OP, are possibly from viral or bacterial food poisoning. In mild cases, the symptoms can go ...
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Is eating dirt good?

According to Dr. Sera Young of Cornell University, the most likely of the theories is that eating mud protects the body from pathogens, parasites, and plant toxins. It's suspected to be due to the ...
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Is it safe to immediately put food for heating right from the refrigerator?

It is perfectly safe to cook food right from the refrigerator. In fact, that's the safest approach to avoid having your food spend excess time in the "Danger Zone": Leaving food out too long at ...
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Why fish is said to pose no risk despite the mercury on it?

Mercury is stacking up. But the amount of mercury in fish differs not only by fish type, but also by fishing region. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_in_fish#Levels_of_contamination) In most ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat the stalk on tomatoes

As long as you haven't used any pesticides or other chemicals on the plant, they are safe to eat. For the record, so are many species of grass. However, it probably doesn't have much in the way of ...
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Is it healthy to eat meat of an animal that died of an old age?

The only consequence is that meat from older animals is generally tougher. (1) To compensate, cooks usually use meat from older animals in soups, stews and other dishes that require long, slow cooking ...
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