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Do you eat carrot greens, tomato leaves, pumpkin leaves, or other typically ignored parts of the plant?


I posted about my recent experiment eating carrot greens here:


http://baltimorediy.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-carrots-and-how-to-ea...


I'd love to hear about your experience!

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Comment by Cornelia on May 21, 2010 at 12:19pm
Very interesting! I finally tried radish greens and am now feeling more fearless about others. OH, how I would love to know with certainty that tomato leaves will not make me sick. I'm intrigued by the sauce recipe...For carrot greens, I like the idea of juicing them! Added to a mix of beet, carrot and apple juice - yum!
Comment by Rachel Hoff on May 21, 2010 at 12:35pm
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and their leaves are toxic and shouldn't be eaten. They contain tomatine, which is toxic, but is not found in ripe fruits. Small amounts are found in green fruits however. Potato greens (also in the nightshade family) contain Solenine, which is even more toxic.
I've tried carrot greens and just don't like the taste. My chickens and goats love them though.
Comment by Aliza Ess on May 21, 2010 at 12:37pm
In my blog post I mention a NYTimes article that discusses the toxicity of tomato leaves. Very good article!

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