Are there some toxins present in Huckleberry and how safe is it to eat ?

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Yes, certain specific group of toxic chemicals are present in huckleberry. They can have unsightly health complications if accidently consumed.

- It has glycoalkaloids that can have emetic influence. This means they can cause vomiting and diarrhea in a few of the cases.

- These berries carry a few toxic substances that cut down the positive effects of minerals like zinc and potassium.