Monday, October 12, 2015
Are Green Potatoes Harmful?
Before the potato is cut there is a slight green tint to it. After I cut the
potato, the green of the skin is quite noticeable.
I've heard that you shouldn't eat green potatoes, but I never thought that
much about it. I decided to research what I figured was some sort of myth.
I found a lot of information that supported the fact that green potatoes are
harmful to human health. On livestrong.com, I read that exposure to too
much sunlight causes the skin of the potato to turn green. The green part
of the potato is considered toxic because it contains a chemical called
solanine, and it could cause you to become sick.