Eating Potato: Poisonous

@resutaa (144)
Philippines
July 20, 2011 5:10pm CST
Potato is one of the most consume food world wide especially in western countries since its their main dish. Potato is indeed widely used from main course to snacks like potato chips and fries that everybody can't resist to have but did you now potatoes can be poisonous? Potatoes can be harmful to humans if its being exposed to sunlight. The potato turns greenish when its exposed to sunlight which indicates the presence of chemical reaction within it and the alkoloid and toxicity level become high and harsh enough that could lead to death if consume. It is better to look thoroughly when buying a potato.
7 responses
@Bannybanzie (1398)
• Philippines
22 Jul 11
Oh my.. thanks for sharing. I love potatoes and I think I've eaten some greenish potatoes.. I'll tell my mom this so she won't buy potatoes like that.. Oh my.. thanks for sharing again!
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
22 Jul 11
OMGGG really?? I never knew potatoes could be harmful fatally if exposed to the sun. That is scary !! Potato is one of the food we have quite often. I like potato chips a lot and mom makes them for me often.
@TazRes (827)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Hello resutaa, Thanks for the info I had no knowledge of this, and I have had potatoes that had a little green under the skin but I cut until i no longer saw it. I will make sure I pass on this information. Thanks again
@aprilmom (172)
• United States
21 Jul 11
potatoes are cheap so people buy them and use them in many ways. I get so tired of eatting potato stuff so often.
@Jamie911 (104)
• Philippines
21 Jul 11
haha i'm sure u like potatoes being so knowledgable about it hehe i really don't like potato in particular i can't take it but i like french fries maybe thats the only one hehe even chips do not belong to my likes. hehe this is really helpful information. hehe i'll remember not eating green potatoes haha
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
21 Jul 11
Yes i know this, but i never seen a green potato so i think i will be safe eating potato. There are similar food in asia that is also poisonous it's called cassava. If we don't process it well it will become poisonous.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
20 Jul 11
ACK!!! That's totally scary, and just think we do eat them a lot. Now, I have seen some greenish stuff under the skin, and I just kept peeling until all the green stuff was off, and never had any issue at all. :-)