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    Is there a plant of some kind that you eat and you feel better? or something like that? or makes you feel bad? List some.


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    Fruits from potatoes makes your short memory like goldfish.


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    Fruits from potatoes are not food. They're poisonous and unfit for human consumption, just as rhubarb leaves and unprocessed cassava are unfit for human consumption.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Fruits from potatoes are not food. They're poisonous and unfit for human consumption, just as rhubarb leaves and unprocessed cassava are unfit for human consumption.
    i never said it was
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    Actually yes you did when you said, things "that you eat".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Actually yes you did when you said, things "that you eat".
    well then i did.

    well, you know what? it is food. it may not be good for you, but its food. just because it has a toxin in it doesnt mean it is not food. it would be better to eat one of those a day then to eat nothing.
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    NO, it is not a food.

    If you are going to give the choice of slow death and slow death I will take the less toxic one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    NO, it is not a food.

    If you are going to give the choice of slow death and slow death I will take the less toxic one.
    ok then, potatoes are not food either then. because potatoes have toxin in them. apples also have cyanide in them. so they not food either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weterman View Post
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    NO, it is not a food.

    If you are going to give the choice of slow death and slow death I will take the less toxic one.
    ok then, potatoes are not food either then. because potatoes have toxin in them. apples also have cyanide in them. so they not food either.

    Potatoes (i.e. the crops from the potato plant) are edible and suited for human consumption. Other parts are not (as noted by member adelady).
    Second, only the seeds of apples contain small amounts of amygdalin and eating small amounts of apple seeds does no harm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weterman View Post
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    NO, it is not a food.

    If you are going to give the choice of slow death and slow death I will take the less toxic one.
    ok then, potatoes are not food either then. because potatoes have toxin in them. apples also have cyanide in them. so they not food either.
    no that starchy root portion of a potato plant do not have the toxin. Apples do not have medically high amounts of toxin in the seeds and people done eat the seeds in general anyways. So the seeds are not considerable as food.
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    no that starchy root portion of a potato plant do not have the toxin. Apples do not have medially high amounts of toxin in the seeds and people done eat the seeds in general anyways. so the seeds are not considerable as food.
    I think Burning virus has infected Paleo's account.
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    NO, it is not a food.

    If you are going to give the choice of slow death and slow death I will take the less toxic one.
    ok then, potatoes are not food either then. because potatoes have toxin in them. apples also have cyanide in them. so they not food either.
    no that starchy root portion of a potato plant do not have the toxin. Apples do not have medically high amounts of toxin in the seeds and people done eat the seeds in general anyways. So the seeds are not considerable as food.
    yes, that part of the plant does. not allot, but it does have it.

    peanuts are bad for some people. so are they not food?

    if you eat too much sugar, you will die. so sugar is not food?

    no. they are food. same with potato fruits. you eat them, and your fine. eat too many, you get sick. eat way too many, you die. still food.
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    You have a very odd definition of food.

    The solanine is found primarily in or very near the skin of the tuber, and high levels are indicated by greening of the skin.

    This does not mean the fruits, which have high levels of solanine, are considered edible.

    One could eat rocks or plastic. that does not make them food. Food is defined as something consumed to provide nutrition to the body.

    Are you seriously suggesting you regularly ingest things that are more harmful then nutritious just because they are organic and fit into your mouth?
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    if you eat too much sugar, you will die. so sugar is not food?
    For pity's sake.

    If you drink too much water you will die. Fairly promptly. Unlike too much sugar which takes a fair while to get around to killing you.

    Food or not food is the distinction between edible and inedible. The definition of inedible is "not fit to be eaten". There are plenty of foods, like cassava and cycad sago, that are unfit to be eaten in their raw, unprocessed state or when green or at a particular stage of growth. All foods can become unfit for consumption once they become rotten, mouldy, rancid or, like potatoes, exposed to light or heat.

    Potato fruits are not fit for eating at any stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    if you eat too much sugar, you will die. so sugar is not food?
    For pity's sake.

    If you drink too much water you will die. Fairly promptly. Unlike too much sugar which takes a fair while to get around to killing you.

    Food or not food is the distinction between edible and inedible. The definition of inedible is "not fit to be eaten". There are plenty of foods, like cassava and cycad sago, that are unfit to be eaten in their raw, unprocessed state or when green or at a particular stage of growth. All foods can become unfit for consumption once they become rotten, mouldy, rancid or, like potatoes, exposed to light or heat.

    Potato fruits are not fit for eating at any stage.
    im sure if you had no food at all, these fruits would be better than nothing. one will not make you sick. one will make your throat hurt for about 20 minutes, and you wont feel nausea at all.


    but so if food is raw, it is not considered food?
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    but so if food is raw, it is not considered food?
    Most foods, including meat, can be consumed raw. Many foods are more easily digested when they are cooked - even if that "cooking" consists only of marinading or storing in acid - like sauerkraut or kim chi or coleslaw for cabbage. The acids soften the tough cellulose and thereby allow more of the nutrients to be absorbed from the vegetable in much the same way as steaming it would do.

    Some foods are poisonous before being processed - and improper processing means that the food is still somewhat toxic. Cassava is one that needs careful processing to ensure that all the cyanide is removed. Equally, sago from cycads must be purified of all toxins. You might think that people wouldn't eat such things, but the important thing is that plants which are toxic to us are often quite toxic to insects and other pests, so that you can get a better crop from them without pesticides - they just take a lot more work to produce an edible food.

    Some fruits need to be cooked because they're so tough, quince is the obvious one here, though you can eat it raw if it is fairly finely sliced or grated. Some apples and pears are more palatable if they're cooked rather than eaten fresh. And of course, green fruits and nuts must be pickled or preserved or cooked to be eatable at all.
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    Bracken fern is reported to be carcinogenic: The rhizomes were eaten by the Maori people but are reported to have caused high rates of Esophageal cancer.
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