If you are refering to the consumption of green tomatoes and whether it is safe or not, then the answer is yes it is safe. Proper precautions need to be taken however to ensure that the green tomato is mature; the blossoms at the end of the plant should have a pink or reddish tinge to it. Green tomatoes have a tangy, sharp flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be sauteed or broiled; a popular southern dish is to have them fried and sprinkled with parmesan cheese!
Green tomatoes are actually quite healthy for you, as they give some of the same, and even more benefits as red tomatoes. Green tomatoes contain about 30 calories, 1 to 1.5 grams of protein, and 1.3 grams of fat. Though red tomatoes may contain more folate and potassium, green tomatoes are more rich in calcium. In fact, they contain about three times as much as red tomatoes. Green tomatoes also contain more vitamin C than red ones. Whether you’re eating red or green tomatoes, both are beneficial to your health.
Well, if you eat them in large amounts they can upset your stomach and make you sick. This is due to unripe tomatoes contain large amounts of saponins and alkaloids. So if you decided to eat them, eat green tomatoes in small amounts and completely cook them to remove as much of the alkaloids as possible.
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