Tubers may contain toxic alkaloids as solanine
They're all part of the family of Solanaceae plants, which produce an alkaloid compound known as solanine
It is best to avoid eating green fruits from this group, as some species may contain solanine
, a poisonous principle.
Let them dry in the sun, but bring potatoes in before an hour has passed so they won't develop excess solanine
Comment: Nightshades contain solanine
alkaloids, which have been found anecdotally to be a triggering factor for joint pain in some people with osteoarthritis, as well as a cause of various other symptoms in susceptible individuals.
found in them causes diarrhoea, vomiting, cramps, and several other illnesses
Al Buriami: Specialists at Al Buraimi Municipality inspected the vegetable, fruits and foodstuff sale outlets at the wilaya and dumped 200 kgs of poisonous potatoes after receiving the ministerial circular about the fresh potatoes which include solanine
a glycoalkaloid found mainly in nightshade family species like potato and tomato.
levels may also increase slightly if tubers are diseased or damaged, are kept too long in warm temperatures, or experience a spring frost and show stunted growth as a result.
All parts of this plant (Solanum pseudocapsicum), including its red and yellow berries, contain the toxin solanine
that can produce severe gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system disorders such as depression and seizures.
However, the cultivated potato contains low glycoalkaloid levels, typically only solanine
and chaconine, suggesting these bitter compounds were selected against during domestication (Johns & Alonso, 1990).
Study on mitochondrial damage caused by solanine
in mice testicular germ cells.
Principle glycoalkaloids present in potato are a-chaconine and a- solanine
(Freidman and McDonald 1997).