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originally posted by: ChefFox
a reply to: Liquesence
As long as you skin them. Most plants have built in pesticides which are not necessarily good for you.
Most things you take the time and effort to cook yourself out of the produce section will be unless you add some very bad stuff to them in the cooking process, so yes, potatoes seasoned with a little olive oil and simple salt and pepper and baked in the oven are fairly healthy in a sensible portion.
Depending on how much is consumed, solanine poisoning can have effects ranging from mild discomfort to abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, mental confusion, shortness of breath, weak and rapid pulse, and, eventually, respiratory failure.