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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    People always scoff at me...

    ...when they see me throw these away rather than give them to the needy or discount them.



    And here is the reason.

    http://humannhealth.com/how-green-po...r-health/1102/
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    I don't mess with any questionable fruit or veggies. Lots of them naturally produce some really dangerous alkaloids... And then there's the human factor.

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    Yay, I learned something new today. Thanks Siu!
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    ****, I always thought those were fresher. Glad I haven't gotten sick. Thanks.

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    I accidentally cooked a green potato once, not knowing what was in it. It was super bitter, though, so after a bite, I promptly threw it in the compost.

    Now I know why. Thanks.

    P.S., the Wikipedia article has some good info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanine
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    The Irishman in me puts green potatoes right up there with green beer.
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    Yes there very bad and can cause potato head syndrome and madness.

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    If you are unsure if your Russet potato or even a red potato has green, simply take a very sharp knife and lightly scrape away some of the skin. That exposes the green underneath.
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    Yay, I learned something new today. Thanks Siu!
    You are very welcome!
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    "Further, the toxins of green potatoes reduce when you peel off the greener layer from it; that is the reason why, fried chips pack contains lesser hazards of green potatoes because they have to peel it off before turning it into chips. This pointer would help shedding off the doubts of people about the probability of using green potatoes in manufacturing chips or snacks."

    Peel off the greener layer?

    Shedding off the doubts?

    Is this perhaps a computer translated article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    ****, I always thought those were fresher. Glad I haven't gotten sick. Thanks.
    Me too, before I started growing my own. Then I realized that they come out of the round brown and turn green as they age and get ready to sprout the next generation. Interesting thing is I've never seen any of my home-grown potatoes turn green. I suspect that's because I keep them in the bottom tray of the fridge where it's dark, while the supermarket potatoes sit out in the light 24/7.

    And I used to eat the green ones all the time too, but I think Wikipedia has the answer to why I survived:
    • 30–80% of the solanine develops in and close to the skin.
    • Deep frying potatoes at 170C (338F) is known to effectively lower glycoalkaloid levels (because they move into the frying fat), as does boiling (because solanine is water soluble)

    Most of the time I peel them to make chips or mash.

    Anyone know the actual numbers of people who die each year from solanine-poisoning?
    I wonder what's the most common source of food-poisoning fatalities?

    One of my uncles in Scotland almost died from eating some shiny purple mushrooms he picked. At hospital, they said in another 15-20 minutes, he'd been paralyzed and dead.

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    Solanine can be fun!

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    Solanine green is people!
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    Is it still okay to eat Green Eggs & Ham?
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    So be sure to peel them and boil or fry them?
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    This thread makes me sad. it does. Hmm?


    Seriously though, thanks Siu that info

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    Great i've been eating those!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Great i've been eating those!
    esplains much, it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    "Further, the toxins of green potatoes reduce when you peel off the greener layer from it; that is the reason why, fried chips pack contains lesser hazards of green potatoes because they have to peel it off before turning it into chips. This pointer would help shedding off the doubts of people about the probability of using green potatoes in manufacturing chips or snacks."

    Peel off the greener layer?

    Shedding off the doubts?

    Is this perhaps a computer translated article?
    I was going to say it sounds like it was written by a sixth grader as a science project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Is it still okay to eat Green Eggs & Ham?
    Only in a boat with a goat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Only in a boat with a goat.
    Not in a box with fox? I wonder what the fox has to say about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Not in a box with fox? I wonder what the fox has to say about this?
    Melissa Fox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Not in a box with fox? I wonder what the fox has to say about this?
    Wasn't that some kids thing a little while ago?


    I guess this also means that eating green potatoes with green meat is a bad idea too.

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