Eating a Bad Mango: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally eat a bad mango, you may suffer from digestive or allergic problems due to the spoiled or toxic substances in the fruit.

A bad mango is a mango that is overripe, rotten, or contaminated with harmful chemicals or pathogens.

If you accidentally eat a bad mango, you may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, or allergic reactions.

This is because it contains spoiled or toxic substances that can harm your digestive system or immune system.

Some of these substances are calcium carbide, arsenic, phosphorous hydride, or bacteria.

Calcium carbide can cause dizziness, sleepiness, mental confusion, and memory distortion.

Arsenic and phosphorous hydride can cause skin irritation, nausea, and headache.

Bacteria can cause food poisoning, infection, and inflammation.

It is quite uncommon to eat a bad mango due to its distinctive smell, taste, and appearance.

However, some people may not notice the signs of spoilage or contamination, or may eat unripe mangoes that are not fully ripe.

You can prevent or treat the symptoms of eating a bad mango by drinking plenty of water, taking anti-diarrheal or anti-nausea medication, applying cold compresses or creams to the affected skin, or seeking medical attention if the symptoms are severe or persistent.

To avoid accidental eating of a bad mango, you should always wash and peel the mango before eating, check the color and texture of the flesh, smell and taste a small piece before consuming the whole fruit, and store the mango in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight or heat.

Finally, remember, mangoes are a delicious and nutritious fruit that can offer many health benefits, but only if they are fresh, ripe, and safe to eat.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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