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Date: 4/21/2003

Are potato eyes dangerous to eat?


The eyes and even sprouting potatoes are safe to use but they may not keep well. Also, they may blacken when cooked. Always remove the sprouts before using the potato. However, green potatoes or any green part of a potato should never be eaten -- the green material contains the alkaloid, "solarin" which is poisonous. Green areas should be cut off and discarded before the potato is used.

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