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The Soil Association in the UK also pointed out yesterday that the FSA left out a more rigorous report commissioned by the European Union that found a range of "nutritionally desirable compounds" like antioxidants, vitamins, and glycosinolates were present in greater amounts in organic crops, while the amount of "nutritionally undesirable compounds" like mycotoxins, glycoalkaloids, cadmium and nickel were present in lower amounts by comparison in organic crops.
Many of the Andean subspecies of potato are bitter and virtually uneatable when fresh, and the loss of sap by trampling and washing (chuo blanco) removes a substantial proportion of the bitter glycoalkaloids, though chuo negro still requires soaking for 1-2 days before cooking to render it palatable.
Potatoes and tomatoes contain traces of glycoalkaloids, a poison that can affect which part of the body?
g; ascorbic acid 1.3 mg/100 g; glycoalkaloids 4.2 mg/100 g.