On 8/19/07 4:36 PM, in article
I noticed that my hands became stained green after handling tomato foliage.
Then, when I washed my hands with soap, the wash water turned to a strong
yellow. Further checking confirmed that whatever the color came from was an
acid/base indicator. Does anyone here know what that tomato plant substance
Fermez le Bush--less than 18 months to go.
On 8/20/07 4:46 PM, in article
Yes I have. Tell me what search terms I can use to get ten pertinent hits
withou having to sift through 10,000 useless ones. That would be real help.
The PC conservative does not believe in evolution but likes to see natural
selection proceed. The PC liberal believes in evolution but will do almost
anything to prevent natural selection from working.
Generations of people have eaten fried green tomatoes; those same
generations of people did not die from having eaten them.
However green *potatoes* carry toxins as do the parts of tomato plants.
Both are part of the nightshade family.
Keep in mind that those tomatoes in the grocery stores were not ripe when
they were picked. Some interesting info here addressing the toxins.
So, Steven, if you are concerned, just let those green tomatoes ripen so
you will be comfortable eating them. Do remember that the "love apple"
was considered poisonous for centuries, now a good tomato is sought after.
My daughter-in-law asked: If it was called the love apple, who gave it to
someone and discovered it was not poisonous? Food for thought, eh?
(who has green Mr. Stripey tomatoes)
I love Fried Green Tomatoes. Never poisoned me yet.
I don't believe that green tomato FRUIT is toxic.
It's the stems, leaves and roots that are a problem from what I
The point is is that HISTORICALLY, tomatoes, even ripe ones, were once
Would you be willing to email me your recipe? I'm trying to find the
recipe my grandmother used for her sweet relish and have not found hers
yet. This is certainly the summer for green tomatoes in our area!
Sorry, havent been back here for a while and only just seen that a
couple of people asked for recipes.
Simple for me I'm afraid; choped into bigs pieces and fried in olive
oil. Have seen some rather copmplex recipes involving coating them in
stuff but cant help with an actual recipe. Sorry.
Continuining to eat them though - excellent.
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