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#1 Old 05-21-2004, 10:11 PM
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www.notmilk.com/carageenan.html



I found this article to be discouraging. Should I go with an alternative product?
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#2 Old 05-21-2004, 10:38 PM
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that is kind of unsettling, although i hesitate to trust the notmilk man.
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#3 Old 05-22-2004, 04:37 AM
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Carageenan is OK as long as you're not allergic to it.
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#4 Old 05-22-2004, 10:23 AM
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that is kind of unsettling, although i hesitate to trust the notmilk man.



Exactly! "Silk is bad, buy my milk machine..."

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Take what the notmilkman says with a lot of salt. we had a discussion here:https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ght=carageenan Unfortunately an even older discussion we had about it has been archived.
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From that article "The small black dots in the eyes of potatoes contain substances that are instantly fatal if eaten." Anyone wanna test that theory? I'll bet you a dollar he's wrong. And I guess if you die, then I owe you a dollar.



That's a crack site. I wouldn't believe much of anything on it.



Try http://www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/ifs/carrageenan.asp
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From that article "The small black dots in the eyes of potatoes contain substances that are instantly fatal if eaten." Anyone wanna test that theory? I'll bet you a dollar he's wrong. And I guess if you die, then I owe you a dollar.



That's a crack site. I wouldn't believe much of anything on it.



Try http://www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/ifs/carrageenan.asp



Potato info I found:



http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/002875.htm



QUESTION: Are green potatoes safe?



ANSWER: Many plants contain small amounts of naturally occurring toxic chemicals. For example, two commonly eaten foods, the potato and the tomato, come from the nightshade family. The nightshade family is known to contain toxic compounds called alkaloids.



The alkaloid in the potato is solanine. In the United States, healthy potatoes contain 1 to 5 milligrams of solanine per small potato. Under current FDA regulations, 20 milligrams of solanine per 100 grams (a small potato) can render it unfit to eat.



Solanine is produced as the potato gets old or is exposed to light. So consumers should avoid potatoes that are old, sunburned (green under the skin) or spongy. Under these conditions, the solanine levels can increase sevenfold or more. Do not eat the potato eyes because they contain a high concentration of solanine.



Toxic amounts of solanine can seriously affect the nervous system and have caused death.



Source: Angela Fraser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Food Safety Specialist, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University.
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I don't know. I've had a lot of potatoes that I didn't peel or hastily peeled, possibly leaving small dots in the eyes.



If I can really die "instantly" from eating small potato eyes, then I should better stay clear of potatoes altogether.
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I don't know. I've had a lot of potatoes that I didn't peel or hastily peeled, possibly leaving small dots in the eyes.



If I can really die "instantly" from eating small potato eyes, then I should better stay clear of potatoes altogether.



I agree. I would have died a long time ago, if this were true. Also, you'd think that potato sellers would be required to print very obvious warnings about this if the danger was that serious.
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Hm. I never take the eyes out of potatoes. Maybe I should start...
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Hmmm...I note from the Toms of Maine website that shampoos are only $4, whereas if you buy them from vegan stores or health food stores, they are $7. Of course, you would have to pay $5 for shipping, though. /off-topic/sorry
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