Potatoes turning green
August 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm ReplycookmyfoodPrivate messageGreenhorn
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… 🙁August 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm ReplyNoriePrivate messageGreenhorn
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! !August 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm ReplyHxOPrivate messageGreenhorn
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.August 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm ReplyDino-soarPrivate messageGreenhorn
I think this is also true for carrots.September 3, 2020 at 9:41 pm ReplyHxOPrivate messageGreenhorn
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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