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Potatoes from veg box feel spongy and are green underneath the skin - are they edible??

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Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 20:46:53

I have a notion that green potatoes aren't very good for you! Does anyone know if the darn things are edible, or should they just go straight in the compost bin?

(From organic vegetable box to compost bin in just 10 minutes, and several quid down the drain - gah!)

frogs Tue 27-Mar-07 22:36:14

Awww, dino. He didn't deserve you.

Hope you have something better than squishy spuds to drown your sorrows. Maybe you could ferment them into some kind of recherche Schnapps?

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:33:29

He threw me out, frogs .


Hathor Tue 27-Mar-07 22:33:08

Green are a bit nasty.
Sprouting are fine, as long as not green too.

frogs Tue 27-Mar-07 22:32:50

Did you use the spuds to poison MrPhilipGlenister, dino, or did you get an anulment?

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:32:42

I think this has the potential to be the most controversial thread I've ever started .

Hillary Tue 27-Mar-07 22:31:47

Green potatoes are very bad dont eat them, also sprouting potatoes are a no no too.

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:30:21

You will be fine.

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:30:08

oh I've missed something important. Have you eaten a green potato then?

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:29:12

...and then you'll all be sorry [flounce].

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:28:36

You will croak.

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:17:04

Shall I post on here tomorrow with an update?

Mind you, DH has just been in the pub for two hours, and I've had two glasses of wine at home, so if we do have stomach ache, it may not be all the fault of the green potatoes...

luciemule Tue 27-Mar-07 22:14:32

Always thought you shouldn't eat green pots but then saw somewhere that if you peeled away green, the rest is fine. Perhaps don't try it though - just in case. I think the outcome from eating green spuds is stomach ache isn't it?

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:14:09

Green - bad
Sprouting - OK

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:12:38

Heh heh!

PippiLangstrump Tue 27-Mar-07 22:11:55

to, i meant!

PippiLangstrump Tue 27-Mar-07 22:11:19

not too worry ... it was only the reharsal...

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 21:38:14

0h dear Pippi!

PippiLangstrump Tue 27-Mar-07 21:26:39

lol at dinosaur - exactly what I do (def a gemini thing then) and I DID pison DH once! he was in bed delirious for two days - getting up only to run to the toilet.

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 21:20:16

Well, I've compromised (I am so a Gemini).

I've binned the one which was green through and through, and carved the green bits off the others and salvaged what was left and wazzed them into a big veg curry.

I wouldn't mind poisoning DH anyway .

morningpaper Tue 27-Mar-07 21:19:07

Jamie Oliver is so prissy that he would get a tummy ache from any food bought in Asda

PippiLangstrump Tue 27-Mar-07 21:18:11

janie oliver sais NO!! might give you 'tummy aches' (his words not mine!)
My mum sais better not too. and she adds that potatoes should be sored in the dark, possibly covered, so they last longer and do not grow bits! (she only told me last week!)

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 21:16:06

Has this thing kicked off yet ?

greenday Tue 27-Mar-07 21:10:01

I read too (from a leaflet in my vegbox) that green potatoes turn green because they have been stored in the open. So I'm inclined to think like Trinity here as they didn't say that you can't eat them, but just to store them in the correct places.

morningpaper Tue 27-Mar-07 21:06:26

according to wikipedia no reported cases of potato-source solanine poisoning have occurred in the U.S. in the last 50 years

morningpaper Tue 27-Mar-07 21:04:58

I have googled some stuff which says they are fine if you chop the green bits off

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