Potatoes with sprouts are safe to eat as long as the sprouts are removed.
Sprouts contain solanine, a toxic compound that can cause illness if consumed in large amounts.
Solanine is found in all parts of the potato plant, but is most concentrated in the sprouts and green skin.
Eating potatoes with sprouts can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place to prevent sprouting.
If potatoes have sprouted, they can still be used for planting or as animal feed. It is important to inspect potatoes before cooking and discard any that have soft spots, mold, or sprouts.