Carrots sprouting roots in the fridge

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    Yea, would that explain it.. ?? lol
     
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    Maybe one can get a good trip out of it though.. hmm :scratchin:
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    it explains everything, if you ever been to America...you would understand.
     
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    I wonder if it can cause brain damage?

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  8. Enmos Staff Member

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    Hmm I looked it up and it appears not to be true.

    The eyes and even sprouting potatoes are safe to use but they may not keep
    well. Also, they may blacken when cooked. Always remove the sprouts before
    using the potato. However, green potatoes or any green part of a potato
    should never be eaten -- the green material contains the alkaloid,
    "solarin" which is poisonous. Green areas should be cut off and discarded
    before the potato is used.
    ProfHoff 630

    http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/gen01/gen01382.htm
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I was told that the potato was green because it had grown up above the soil and the green was because of chlorophyll.
    Is that wrong as well?
     
  10. Bells Staff Member

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    From the plant probably.

    Not exactly. When the potato is exposed to light, chlorophyll becomes synthesized. It's a reaction to the light the potato is exposed to after it has been harvested below ground. The issue of course is that the poisonous compound in the potato also becomes synthesized with light. Hence why you should not eat a potato that has turned green. The same poisonous compound (glycoalkaloids) is found in the plant and sprouts. That is why you should never ever consume any part of the actual potato plant and why any or all of the sprouts that may come out of the potato should be discarded and not consumed.

    Do you ever stop?
     
  11. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    orleander, the potatoe is part of the deadly nightshade family, so DONT EAT THE BERRIES!!!!!!!!


    Also carrot seeds come from the green "plant" that grows off the top of the carrot. If you let that "go to seed" you can collect the seeds but you do lose the carrot.
     
  12. Learned Hand Registered Senior Member

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    Uh, aren't carrots roots to begin with??? Just like an onion or potato?
     
  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    potatos have berries?! When picking potato bugs I don't remember any berries. Do only certain kinds of potatos have berries?

    If carrots are left to go to seed, I assume there is a flower. Do you have a pic of that flower?
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    nope, not even after being told to stop. Some people. As my Dad said "You buy them books and you buy them books. And what do they do?! They eat the covers"
     
  15. Bells Staff Member

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    My 11 month old does that.:bawl:
     
  16. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Unable to stop myself here, I was once quite an attractive Sebago but I went to seed.

    p.s please don't encourage me; I will be tempted to dig up some really bad puns.
     
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  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Did you ever get to the root of the problem?

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    That is Wild Carrot.. sigh lol

    Queen Anne's Lace = Wild Carrot = the plant in the picture.
     
  21. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    i like wild garlic, and garlic can also sprotu and can be panted aswell.

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    yeah wild garlic tastes a bit sweet, back in Russia I used to find it in the woods, yummy amongst raspberry bushes and fields of strawberries
     

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