Saturday, 4th October, 2008
Killer Potatoes – the Fatal Dose
Yes, it’s true. As we know, green potatoes (which are that colour because they’ve been exposed to light) are poisonous due to an elevated level of solanine. However, even normal potatoes, stored properly out of the light, contain small amounts of the poison.
It depends on the potato variety and the individual, but to commit potato suicide with ordinary spuds, you would need to eat approximately 2 kilograms of potatoes. Enjoy your lunch, and don’t eat too much.