Sprouted Potatoes: Are They Edible?


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We find it everywhere and it is one of the foods we eat most often and in different ways. We buy them in large quantities and store them for a long time, thanks to their low cost and their ability to keep for a long time.

However, where they are kept is important - it must be a dry, cool and poorly lit place, otherwise they could germinate . But, if that happens, can we still eat potatoes ?

Solanine


It is appropriate to make an introduction and to provide some explanation on an important element contained in the skin of the potato . As just mentioned, its skin contains solanine which has the task of protecting the tuber against fungi and parasites that may affect it. This alkaloid works like this: Solanine increases if the potatoes are not stored properly and makes them germinate faster.

Are sprouted potatoes edible?