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Does eating the eyes of potatoes make one sick?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (12414points) February 8th, 2018

The roots that grow out of potatoes if you let them sit for too long.

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MrGrimm888's avatar

I’ve cut the growths off, and eaten the potato before. I’m still kicking. I would think they are edible, but unsavory.

johnpowell's avatar

I would not eat them. Cut them off if needed and eat the rest of the potato. If you are that strapped for cash I could venmo you 10 bucks to buy fresh potatoes and ketchup.

Demosthenes's avatar

Various parts of the potato plant contain solanine, a poisonous chemical found in all nightshades. The leaves, stems, and shoots contain more solanine than the tubers, but even the tubers contain some (and if potatoes are green, it indicates they have higher solanine content). So I would cut them off and not eat them.

imrainmaker's avatar

Don’t treat your body as experimental tool. Eat healthy and be happy!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just cut them out. However, I’ve missed some and bitten into them in a cooked potato. The textures is icky.
But no. They won’t make you sick.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I’m starting to want to see a picture of your pantry. Your food questions and choices are intriguing.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Throw out potatoes with roots. They’re super duper cheap, no need to eat potatoes that taste crappy. While it’s true they have a toxin you would have to ingest quite a bit to be of any consequence.

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