Food safety experts explained why people should not eat potatoes that have green spots. According to experts, this root vegetable contains solanine, which is a toxic substance that can negatively affect human health.
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Experts report that the glycoalkaloids in potatoes can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. At the same time, there is a negative effect on the body if these chemicals are 1 mg per kilogram of weight.
Scientists note that the toxic concentration of glycoalkaloids affects the health of infants and young children, as they have much less than an adult. When potatoes are eaten in normal quantities, dangerous levels of these substances can be reached.