Are the Eyes on a Potato Poisonous?

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The eyes on a potato are actually poisonous. Potatoes contain a naturally-occurring alkaloid known as solanine, which is a toxic chemical. When potatoes are exposed to light, solanine is usually produced and as the potatoes ages, the levels of solanine increase. When exposed to excess light, potatoes starts to turn green, a good sign of increased solanine level.
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The alkaloid produced in all tissues of potato plants is called solanine. The toxin becomes most concentrated in the green parts of the plant. Trace amounts of solanine also exist
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