Potato Eyes and Edibility
Name: Janice R.
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
potato is used.
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Update: June 2012