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    Annemieke Posts: 43, Reputation: 3
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    Dec 21, 2011, 03:35 AM
    Can you eat the green part of a carrot?
    I know the green bits of a potato are poisonous. But what about the green top of a carrot? I don't mean the leaves, but the part which has (accidentaly) grown above the ground and got the light? Thanks!
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,505, Reputation: 1860

    Dec 21, 2011, 03:45 AM
    Sure, if you want to.
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    Dec 21, 2011, 05:42 AM
    Apparently you can, but some say you can't. I found this website, have a read:

    And to add, I was unaware about the greens of potatoes! You learn something new every day! :D

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    Annemieke Posts: 43, Reputation: 3
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    Dec 21, 2011, 11:17 AM
    Dani, I looked at the site you mentioned, but I do think that by 'tops' they mean the leaves. Whereas I mean the part of the carrot which is still root, byt has got green because It stuck out above the ground while growing.
    About potatoes: the green bits are poisonous, as are the sprouts (and of course the leafy bits).
    Interestingly, in Holland they know about the green bits and cut them out; in England they know about the sprouts and cut them off. So both peoples get a little bit of poison, but not much!
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    May 29, 2012, 09:55 PM
    Yes, If you want.
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    Jul 24, 2014, 12:17 PM
    Actually, if there is any portion of the potato that is green the entire potato is poisonous. You will not see the "green" inside all of the potato but the toxin is still present. Sad and difficult to find potatoes that have not been exposed to light (which triggers the development of "green") Even growing my own I come across potatoes I must discard.

    With the carrot question... I have yet to find an answer on the safety of carrots with streaks, blotches etc of green running through the root portion. I'm canning carrots today... as we speak... and some of our carrots have green in them. Which is what lead me here :)

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