Asked by Anibal Gusikowski in PotatoesFood & Cooking
Food & Cooking
Are potato skins toxic?
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Are potato skins poisonous?
Asked in Potatoes
Are potato skins hard to digest?
Yes, potato skins are hard to digest, in relation to the inside of a potato. The skins contain various anti-nutrients which deter potato predators. The anti-nutrients are namely lectins, glycoalkaloids (specific to nightshade plants). The skin is also high in fiber, which is itself hard to digest, although not exactly classified as an anti-nutrient.
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