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The potato is the star of fall and winter. As we prepare sweet potatoes and russet potatoes for Thanksgiving, one question lingers in the minds of potato lovers: Is it safe to eat potatoes that are a bit odd?
If you’ve ever had potatoes on your kitchen counter or pantry, you will know what we are talking about. The potato has a greenish color and small buds called eyes. These were the inspiration for the Mr. Potato Head toy. In 2023, “ugly” produce will still be acceptable to eat. This will eliminate food waste. Is it possible that potatoes are thrown away if they begin to look worn out? Is it okay to eat potatoes that are not in the best shape?
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We asked registered dietitians, food safety experts, and other professionals what it meant when potatoes sprouted eyes and turned green. What they said, and why eating potatoes in general is still a great idea
The truth behind potatoes with eyes.
First, the good news. It is safe to eat potatoes as long as the sprouting does not get out of control.
“These sprouts contain a toxin called solanine, which can cause illness such as headache, vomiting and other digestive symptoms,” explained data-vars-target-content-type= “url” data-vars-type= “web_external_link” data-vars-unit-name= “65369503e4b011a9cf7a80f6” data-vars-unit-type= “buzz_body” href= “https://cals.ncsu.edu/agricultural-and-human-sciences/people/ellen-shumaker/#:~:text=Dr.,and%20home%2Dbased%20food%20safety. “>Ellen Shumaker, director of outreach and extension for Safe Plates at North Carolina State University is a specialist in food safety. It can cause serious symptoms if consumed in large quantities. You can eat the potato if it is not soft or shriveled and the sprouts are not large.
How about green potatoes?
Shumaker confirmed that. She stated that green spots in potatoes are indicative of the presence of solanine, which can also be found in sprouts. You can remove small green areas from a potato. However, if they are large, it is best to throw them out.
Shumaker says the eyes on the potato and the greenish tint are the two most common signs that it is bad. It’s best to toss a potato if it looks soft or shriveled. Are you still not convinced? Even though most of the solanine found in bad potatoes is gastrointestinal (gastrointestinal), it can cause paralysis.
Green potato’s eyes aren’t exactly nutritional powerhouses either.
Avoid potatoes that are funny-looking, especially if they begin to turn green. As soon as potatoes start to turn green (tubers or sprouts), their flavor will become bitter. Also, the nutrients will be reduced.
Potatoes can develop a green tinge, as seen here.
Tamar Sams Tamar Sams, is a registered dietitian and co-founder at Culina Health.
You can be certain that any potato, whether white or sweet, contains vitamins and nutrients. Michalczyk said that sweet potatoes and white potatoes are both healthy. Sweet potatoes and white potatoes both contain vitamin C and potassium.
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Consider all this and prepare to enjoy every last bit of your mashed potatoes.