Food Trivia & Food Facts Section

An eclectic collection of facts, histories, information and trivia about various foods, beverages, equipment, plants, and animals etc. from around the world

  Home   ·   Food Articles   ·   Food Trivia & Facts   ·   Today In Food History   ·   Recipes   ·   Cooking Tips   ·   Videos   ·   Food Quotes   ·   Who's Who   ·   Food Trivia Quizzes   ·   Crosswords   ·   Food Posters   ·   Cookbooks   ·   Food Poems   ·   Recipe Contests   ·   Culinary Schools   ·   Gourmet Tours   ·   Food Festivals  

You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

RHIZOMES to RYE >  Rhododendron



  RHIZOMES to RYE   ·   Rhizomes   ·   Rhode Island   ·   Rhododendron   ·   Rhubarb   ·   Rice   ·   Rice Nutrition   ·   Rice Use In Mexico   ·   Rice Krispies   ·   Rice Pudding   ·   Rice Vermicelli   ·   Rice Wine   ·   Ritz Crackers   ·   Roadkill   ·   Roaster   ·   Rock Cornish Hen   ·   Rocky Mountain Oysters   ·   Roe   ·   Rolling Pins   ·   Rooster   ·   Root Beer   ·   Roquefort Cheese   ·   Rosemary   ·   Roses   ·   Ruby Crescent Potato   ·   Rue   ·   Rum   ·   Russian Banana Potato   ·   Russian Service   ·   Rutabaga   ·   Rye  


There is a rare type of poisoning caused by consumption of honey produced from the nectar of rhododendrons, which contain grayanotoxin.

Also called rhododendron poisoning and mad honey intoxication. It lasts for no more than 24 hours, and symptoms are dizziness, weakness, excessive perspiration, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting shortly after the toxic honey is ingested. The symptoms can occur within a few minutes to several hours after eating the honey.

This is not a problem with commercially produced honey as the pooling of massive quantities of honey during commercial processing generally dilutes any toxic substance.



  Home   ·   About & Contact Us   ·   Food History Articles   ·   Food Timeline   ·   Catalogs   ·   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail:
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2015 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.




Also see:
Food Articles  & Cooking Tips


Culinary Schools & Cooking Classes
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide