Risk of poisoning: beware of green tomatoes

Sweet-and-sour, or processed into jam, green, immature-harvested tomatoes apply to inserted in some regions as a delicacy.

However, caution is required. Tomatoes plants such as potatoes to the night shadow. They contain immature greater amounts of toxic solanine to protect themselves from predators, warns the consumer centre of Bavaria.

Too much solanine will, can the to your head and stomach pain, Nausea, and vomiting. Children are particularly vulnerable and should not eat unripe tomatoes.

If you are Mature, can also access the Smallest harmless. Because the solanine is degraded during the ripening of the Fruit.

The bitter taste of the Solanins could sometimes be by spices, Sweet or acid in the preparation covered. However, cooking or Frying to reduce the content of solanine in no way.

Therefore, the consumer advises to use the Central for jams, Chutneys or Similar fruits of special green varieties, which contain in their Mature state, only small amounts of solanine.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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