Potato Glycoalkaloid Toxicity

Greened potato (Solanum tuberosum) tubers

Overview All potatoes contain toxic compounds called glycoalkaloids, of which the most well-known is solanine. Potatoes accumulate glycoalkaloids primarily to deter pests. Glycoalkaloids are usually heavily concentrated in the foliage, but are also present in the tubers. A safety limit of 20 mg of total glycoalkaloids per 100 g of potato was established a century […]