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Q&A: Eyes of the Potatoes

Q: My Grandmother told me that they eyes of the potatoes are poisonous and I shouldn’t eat them, is this true?
A: The answer to this question is short and very simple...no!  The eyes of the potatoes  are just the roots growing out of the potato and they are completely harmless. I went online and found a fun clip from the Rachel Ray show where she discussing what she learned from the Idaho Potato Board on this topic.  You might find this video fun and educational.