Is it okay to eat green potatoesé Not all that's green is good for you. I know. Green bananas don't taste good becausethey aren't ripe yet. Green potatoes contain solanine, a toxin. I've heard that even brown potatoes containthat. Yeah, but green potatoes contain a lot more.The toxin is produced when the potato is exposed to light, so the potato starts making thetoxin to protect against insects. How do I brown themé Well, aside from browningthem on the stove with some olive oil.
Once a potato turns green, you should tossit or plant it. But you shouldn't eat it. I could cut the green portions off. If it is just a small tip of the potato, youcould probably cut off that half of the potato and cook the rest. But you aren't in themiddle of a potato famine. I know, I know, potatoes are really cheap.But so am I. If you eat about 16 ounces of a green potato,you could get sick. That doesn't sound like much. That's equal to a big baked potato.
The toxin is intended to deter insects. Whatdoes it do to peopleé If you're lucky, you'll just get headachesand an upset stomach. Too much, and you could have neurological problems. How do I prevent potatoes from going greené Store them in a cool dark place. Throw themout when they have more than one green spot or lots of eyes. Yeah. It's creepy when the food is staringback at you. And throw out the potatoes if they are bitter.That's a sign that it has toxins or mold,
and shouldn't be eaten. They should only be bitter if I add sour cream. If the sour cream is bitter, that needs tobe thrown out, too. This is just leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
Eye Tests That Look Like Magic
blind spots. human eyes have a blind spot when the optic nerve exits the back in the eye. this area has no light receptors because the nerve is in the way you can find your blind spot with this test. look at the red cross on the left with your right eye closing your left eye, move your head slowly closer and further away quot;So weirdquot; at a certain distance the blue dot on the right will disappear
pause if you need to, you've just found your blind spot After images, stare at the white dot in the center of the image and try not to blink. your eyes have three types of cones or color receptors red, green and blue. after images appear when you stare at a particular color for too long and those color receptors get tired. so when you suddenly switch to looking at a black and white image
those tired receptors aren't working as well this leaves an afterimage of the reverse colors. See your veins. blood vessels and veins feed the photosensitive cells in your eye to keep them alive these blood vessels cast shadows on your retina here's how you can see those veins. poke a small hole in a post it note or piece of paper hold that against a bright white background like your computer screen
look to the hole while shaking the postit slightly you should see a shadowy network online sort of like the veins a leaf these are the veins in your eye quot;Oh, wowquot; Gross. dominant eyes most people have a dominant eyes, I'm meaning that one eye gives more priority information than the other eighty percent of people are right eye dominant see which is your dominant eye. make a triangle between your thumbs and
forefingers With both eyes open, look at an object several feet away Center the object inside the triangle, close one eye and then the other. your dominant eye will look like this and your nondominant eye it will look like this. it's almost visionary. see what I did there.