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Your Salad Is Trying To Kill You

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Glucosinolates are chemicals manufactured by plants, resulting in a bitter taste in hopes to ward off getting eaten 01:27

  2. Apricots and peaches have seeds that contain cyanide. 03:12

  3. The hops we add to beer offer antimicrobial compounds along with their bitter flavor. 04:09

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