- Red Blur
- Chocolate Giver
How concerned should I be about the pig that ate some of it??
Too much potato starch makes yer pig fat...
I used to say that that was what made green potato parts toxic but (Pinta) said it was something else. I think I´ll go try to look it up somewhere.
W3NI describes a solanin as a bitter toxic alkaloid like the soapy saponins, from potato sprouts and eyes, eggplant/aubergine, tomato/lycopersicon, and other members of the nightshade family such as belladonna, bittersweet, and henbane. I do not know what the symptoms of solanin toxemia are, nor what dose would be fatal.
There was more on there if you care to look...
And: "21. Potato (Solanum tuberosum) has tubers that are great to eat but the leaves have a lot of slightly poisonous alkaloids in them. This is the case with many plants in the nightshade family (potato, eggplant, green pepper, tomato). In some countries, varieties of potato have more alkaloids in them than are allowed by law in the U.S.A., and green parts of these kinds of potatoes can make one pretty sick if eaten."