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Is carrot-root green poisonous like potato green?

 
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Annemieke



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 3:56 pm    Post subject: Is carrot-root green poisonous like potato green?  Reply with quote    

When part of a carrot is exposed to the light, it becomes green. If that happens to a potato, you have to cut off the green bit, for it is poisonous. Is the green bit of a carrot (I don't mean the leaves, but part of the root itself) poisonous as well?
It's impossible to find an answer to that on the internet, as 'carrot green' is always understood as the leaves.
Thank you!

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/killer-tomatoes-and-poisonous-potatoes/
I would say no...

Bungo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No . They are fine to eat , but maybe not so flavoursome.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Carrot leaves are edible, so I can't see any issue with the greening

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Carrot leaves are edible, so I can't see any issue with the greening

good in a sagg arnt they?.

Annemieke



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks. We haven't got many carrots this year, so throwing chunks away seems rather a waste ....
But the fact that the leaves are edible is, methinks, nothing to do with it! Would you eat spinach root?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
tahir wrote:
Carrot leaves are edible, so I can't see any issue with the greening

good in a sagg arnt they?.


They're not particularly tasty so good lumped in with some other greens

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Annemieke wrote:
Would you eat spinach root?


Well, beet tops and roots are edible. Perpetual spinach (actually a beet) is sold specifically for the leaf. I can't think of a reason why spinach roots wouldn't be edible unless they have a really high oxalic acid content, but happy for someone to tell me they're poisonous (would they be worth eating?)

All green parts of the potato are poisonous, so not much of a comparison with carrots.

Either way I can't guarantee that green carrots aren't poisonous, although I've eaten plenty.

Annemieke



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know that feeling - I've been eating bolted lettuce and various weeds this year, horrible on their own but together with peas (our own) they made a boring bought cabbage quite edible!

Annemieke



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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Either way I can't guarantee that green carrots aren't poisonous, although I've eaten plenty.


Is that what lost you your eye?

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Remember potatoes are part of the nightshade family so parts of them being poisonous is not surprising.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 15 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
Remember potatoes are part of the nightshade family so parts of them being poisonous is not surprising.


But then again, carrots are part of the Hemlock family.........

Henry

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