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are green potatoes toxic?


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Valerie15-Mar-06 04:24 PM EST 7   
Patricia15-Mar-06 08:09 PM EST 5   
Linda17-Mar-06 10:57 AM EST 7   


Subject: are green potatoes toxic?
From: Valerie
Zone: 7
Date: 15-Mar-06 04:24 PM EST

Is it safe to eat potatoes which have turned green in the light as long as they are peeled? I have heard that only potatoes which have turned green while in the ground are toxic ( I have my doubts about this - I thought it was simply exposure to light whether before or after harvesting that produced the green )


Subject: RE: are green potatoes toxic?
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 15-Mar-06 08:09 PM EST

This gardener is the living proof that as long as you cut off all the green bits, you have nothing to fear. Have done so for years!


Subject: RE: are green potatoes toxic?
From: Linda
Zone: 7
Date: 17-Mar-06 10:57 AM EST

If you have little green potatoes growing above the ground, yes they are toxic. Those growing below ground are okay if you peel off the green layer.


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