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Frequently asked questions about solanine (glycoalkaloids) in potatoes

FAQ to the BfR of 23 April 2018

Potatoes belong to the family of nightshade plants. Characteristic ingredients of these plants are glycoalkaloids, including solanine, which can lead to cases of poisoning. Due to some cases of poisoning probably attributable to the consumption of potato dishes, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommends that potatoes are handled properly and has compiled some questions and answers on the subject.

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23.04.2018
15/2018
Solanine in potatoes: Green and strongly germinating potato tubers should be sorted out food ingredients , solanine

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