tomatine and fried green tomatoes

don bright aeoespam at
Fri Jul 19 11:12:34 EST 2002


Fried green tomatoes are somewhat of a tradition in some parts of the
It is basically dipping unripe tomatoes in
and putting them in a skillet full of hot oil. But now I am reading
about the glycoalkaloid tomatine that is in tomato leaves but also the
green unripe tomato fruit. I have read that glycoalkaloids are not
destroyed by cooking. Does this mean that consumers of fried green
tomatoes are ingesting poison?

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