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#1 Old 10-28-2007, 06:16 AM
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Hi all.



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.
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#2 Old 10-28-2007, 07:22 AM
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they are edible. Maybe you got food poisoning. I found their edibility on line here:

http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?dbid=50&tname=foodspice
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#3 Old 10-28-2007, 08:06 AM
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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.
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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
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#5 Old 10-28-2007, 01:33 PM
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Cheers guys, maybe i'm allergic to them or something :-( I know not to eat them now though!
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#6 Old 10-28-2007, 01:42 PM
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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.
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#7 Old 10-28-2007, 02:06 PM
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i like using hot peppers, seeds and all, in a lot of my recipes.
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#8 Old 10-28-2007, 03:04 PM
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Me too, not bell peppers but spicy hot peppers like jalapenos.

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#9 Old 10-28-2007, 03:16 PM
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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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#10 Old 10-28-2007, 03:18 PM
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Just because you had them before doesn't mean that it couldn't of been bad or something.
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#11 Old 11-13-2012, 10:50 PM
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As my husband found out, anyone can become allergic to anything, at anytime in their lives without warning. :( He found out when he ate tons of seafood on Wednesday, and then puffed up like a blowfish on Friday when he had seafood next. Went to the Doc, and he sid he became allergic to seafood!

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