tomatine and fried green tomatoes

Cereoid+1+ cereoid at
Fri Jul 19 12:50:56 EST 2002

Not if they are fried thoroughly.

don bright <aeoespam at> wrote in message
news:4e4c42fd.0207190812.e14b635 at
> Hello.
> Fried green tomatoes are somewhat of a tradition in some parts of the
> US.
> It is basically dipping unripe tomatoes in
> flour/salt/cornmeal/whatever
> 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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