Watch Out for Green or Sprouted Potatoes

Solanine is a toxic compound that’s found in green or sprouted potatoes. Solanum Tuberosum poisoning can occur when you eat a green potato. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, paralysis and sometimes death. Avoid all sprouted and green potatoes to protect yourself from potato poisoning.*

Get your potatoes to last longer by holding off on rinsing them until you are ready to cook. Also, store them in a cool, dark place (you can try a brown paper bag with holes for ventilation).

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