Potatoes. They’re one of the most versatile foods in the world and you’ve probably eaten them once or twice in your lifetime. But have you heard about green potatoes. These potatoes are green because of large doses of chlorophyll they contain. And while, like green eggs and ham, you might want to try them, don’t because they are extremely dangerous for your health.
Studies show that green potatoes contain solanine in large amounts. Solanine is a toxic chemical that causes nausea, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, and many other ailments when consumed.
The green color is caused by chlorophyll, which is largely harmless for you. However, solanine is produced at the same time as chlorophyll, and the color can indicate that like chlorophyll, the amount of solanine has also increased.
A professor at the University of Nebraska, Pavlista Alexander, said green potatoes should never be sold, and that generally potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place to prevent solanine from being produced. It your see any green areas on a potato, they should be removed prior t eating. IT takes only 450 grams of green potato to make a 50 kilogram man nauseous.
If you spot a green potato, your best bet is to simply toss it in the trash. They are dangerous for your health and should never be consumed.
Source: Just Amazing Recipes