I know there is a previous thread regarding peoples' opinions about eating the skin of white potatoes (here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1643/potatoes-eat-the-skin-or-no#axzz1B3etHusU), but I was hoping with this thread to get a poll of sorts:
How often do you eat the skin of white potatoes:
A. Every time I eat white potatoes I eat the skin
B. Maybe 50% of the time I eat white potatoes I eat the skin
C. Never, its poison!
I eat the skin of white potatoes about 75% of the time. As the linked thread above is meant to show, i am familiar with the arguments pro and con, with this thread here and now I'm just curious about how many of us eat or do not eat the skin. Thanks.
C. Glycoalkanoids,pass. I'll save the lecture to just reiterate, it not an irritant, it's a poison that's been proven can kill.
A poll option rather than 100 answers to be tallied would be nice...
I used to almost always eat them because my mother told me all the nutrients were in the skins! I had no clue about any poisons and often ate them from home when green and/or sprouting, with no apparent side effects. Now I eat them only if I'm hungry and there is no more food on the plate, which is mostly when camping.
I remove the skin for boiling or mashing mature potatoes.
Leave the skin on for small new potatoes.
I eat the skin on properly baked potatoes, I will also eat anyone elses skins if they don't want them :)
i eat the stuff rather rarely so i don't bother myself with peeling them: there may be some toxins, but show me anything that is not toxic in some sense: eating not more than once a day leaves body ample of time to detoxify itself (though i don't mean to imply that you can constantly keep on 'poising' yourself with impunity with clearly poisonous stuff like store-bought cookies)
I don't crave potatoes that often, so when I do eat them, it's a rare treat and a few bites takes away the craving and hence, I doubt a fragment of potato skin would mortally wound me.
That said, I don't believe I would consume them anymore, knowing now that in the skins is where the toxins reside. I mean, the only reason I ate the skins before was because I was "supposed" to, due to believing that's where the nutrients were, also combined with the fact that I hate wasting food.
Now, sweet potato skins? I oil those up all pretty-like and slow roast 'em, so when I pull the sweet tater out of the oven, the skin is all caramelly and crackly-like and yum. Of course, I'm gonna eat /those/.