Potatoes for so long are present on our menu not only because they own great benefits to body but they can also be used in many different dishes and fit in mixtures with other ingredients.
But, have you heard about green potatoes?
Potatoes are green because of the high amount of chlorophyll. Yet, for fans of this type of food, it is also very dangerous to their health. The latest research has shown that green potatoes have high amount of toxic chemical called “solanine” which can cause headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other ailments.
Green color of potatoes marks chlorophyll but actually it is signal that the amount “solanine” which was produced at the time when the chlorophyll was also produced is also increased.
“One man which weights 100kg needs to consume 16 kg green potatoes in order to get sick” – said Professor Alexander Pavlishta, professor at the University of Nebraska.
Potatoes should be stored in cool and low lit places in order to remove the green spots before their consumption, in order to prevent the production of “solanine”.
Green potato may be harmful to your health. So, if you notice a bitter taste of green potato do not eat it.