Potatoes turning green

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  • #738
    cookmyfoodcookmyfood
    Greenhorn

    My potato plants had lost leaves and dried up so I decided to dig them out. So proud of my harvest!! I’ve stored them near a window looking forward to cooking hash browns one of these days. But alas! They’re turning green! You think I could still eat them, not poisonous?? Too bad if I couldn’t… 🙁

    #741
    norieNorie
    Greenhorn

    It’s solanine in the potato skin and can only be poisonous if taken in large quantity (more than 1 potato).

    Just peel them off and it’s fine.

    Enjoy your harvest! !

    #746
    HxOHxO
    Greenhorn

    Cook potatoes as usual as long as they’re peeled. Altho you need large amount of skin to ingest for it to be risky to health, I suggest to just peel them all. This way, you don’t have any “what ifs”. 🙂

    Avoid having green-skinned potatoes by storing them in a cool place, not exposed to the sun.

    #788
    dino-soarDino-soar
    Greenhorn

    I think this is also true for carrots.

    #798
    HxOHxO
    Greenhorn

    Interestingly, for carrots they don’t produce solanine when the roots are exposed to sun and turn green. Therefore, there’s no danger in eating the green part.

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