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Green Potatoes Are Poisonous According To A Research

How poisonous are green potatoes?

Potatoes are healthy, nutritious crops that are a favorite ingredient for many different recipes. But once they turn green, they are said to be poisonous. Is this claim a fact or just another food myth?

The truth is that potatoes that have turned green contain high levels of solanine, a toxin known to cause headaches, nausea, and neurological issues. Food science experts also say that green potatoes being poisonous is not a myth.

Potatoes naturally produce solanine as a defense mechanism against pests.

This amount of solanine increases with warm temperatures and exposure to light.

As explained in an article in The New York Times, the green color that could be present in some potatoes are caused by chlorophyll, but this substance itself is not harmful. However, green color also signifies that solanine has been produced and the levels of this toxin have increased as well.

Solanine is a natural substance found in the skin and flesh of potatoes but they are in low quantities. However, sunlight or damage to potatoes will also increase the levels of solanine in the plant.

But how poisonous are green potatoes?

One 100-pound individual would have to consume about 16 ounces of green potatoes to feel sick, agronomy professor Alexander Pavlista said. That is equivalent to eating one large baked potato.

If the potato has extremely high levels of solanine or if it’s consumed by a small person or a child, even a small green potato can be enough to cause illness.

Pavlista, who’s also a horticulture at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, noted that these green potatoes usually won’t find their way to the market. But it’s better to prevent sickness by avoiding green-colored potatoes altogether. How does one do that?

Potatoes are best stored in cool, dim storage areas.

Cutting the green portions before eating is also advised.

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Photographer Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Animals in Danger of Extinction

Unfortunately, these fascinating creatures are struggling to survive.

Some of us may think endangered animals are already a thing of the past. This is definitely not the case, according to experts, as many creatures are still in danger of extinction to this very day.

Take it from British photographer Tim Flach who spent two years of his life taking pictures of animals that may soon be endangered. Aptly-entitled “Endangered”, his project shows us the beauty and sadness of seeing animals in their natural habitats.

The photos have since received a lot of attention online and it has even been featured by several websites, including Bored Panda. As the website tells us, Endangered is comprised of everything “from species we’re all familiar with (polar bear, snow leopard, cheetah) to exotic beasts we’d only imagine in fantasy films (saiga, Philippine Eagle, olm, salamander).”...

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Church To Start Referring To God In Gender-Neutral Terms

The announcement has since sparked mixed reactions among believers and church leaders.

In a controversial announcement, the Church of Sweden has officially announced its plans to start using gender-neutral terms, rather than as a man, when referring to God. This decision has recently been made by the national Evangelical Lutheran Church “as a part of other updates of their 31-year-old handbook on language, hymns and other aspects,” reported Unilad.

As expected, the change has since earned mixed reactions not only among believers but even among religious leaders.

According to the new instructions, clergy will be encouraged to use ‘God’ instead of ‘Lord’ or ‘He’ because it is gender-neutral.

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Experts Predict That The World Will Run Out of Chocolate in 30 Years

What is life without chocolate?

What is life without chocolate? For a lot of people, eating chocolates is one of life's greatest pleasures, sometimes even better than sex. Right now, the world is filled with lots of chocolate varieties that it seems impossible for it to run out...or is it?

The thought of chocolates growing scarce is terrifying for many and experts say that running out of supply is a possibility. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the rise of temperature of just 2.1C over the next 30 years due to global warning is a catastrophe for plants and with it, the chocolate industry.

Can you imagine a world without chocolate?

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