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Attack of the Killer Potatoes: Solanine

Potatoes are far and away the most commonly eaten vegetable by Americans. These delicious tubers however, have on occasion been known to kill humans. According to Smithsonian Magazine, potatoes contain a nerve toxin called solanine which in high concentrations can cause vomiting, coma, twitching and even death. If a potato is green or turning green […]