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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

A Dance of Blades
David Dalglish
Progress: 10 %
For Love of Mother-Not (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #1)
Alan Dean Foster
By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
Jennifer Estep
Biting Cold
Chloe Neill
The Unyielding
Shelly Laurenston
Progress: 100 %
Wings of Fire
Alma Alexander
Progress: 100 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Does anyone eat tomato leaves?

The Book of Greens: A Cook's Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with More Than 175 Recipes - Kathleen Squires, Jenn Louis

This upcoming cookbook at end of description mentions tomato leaves.


Are they edible?


All of them (assuming aphid-free)? Or just regular nightshade leaves or just potato leaf varieties?  The texture doesn't seem appetizing to me even if not toxic.


"While the leaves and stems of the tomato plant are poisonous, the berries of the plant, the tomatoes, are edible when both green and red, either when cooked or when fresh. The toxic element present in the leaves and stems of the tomato plant are the glycoalkoloids named solanine and demissine."—from 

and same source:  

"While tomato leaves are considered to be poisonous, a large quantity of leaves would have to be consumed to have any serious effects on a human. If a large quantity of leaves is eaten, possible effects include headache, abdominal cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory and circulatory depression and dilated pupils..."