Interesting Fact # 1160 - Scent

Plants that smell of almond or peaches are more likely to be poisonous.

(This is because of the presence of a common plant poison, hydrocyanic acid. Peach stones, apple pips and bitter almonds are all poisonous in this way, because when they are broken up by the acid of the stomach, they release hydrogen cyanide. Luckily it's only fatal if you eat lots of them.)

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