Plant Science Post

Judge a Chemical By Its Dose

April 13, 2016
Food Quality & Nutrition

Fruits and vegetables contain many beneficial natural chemicals like proteins and vitamins, however, some can also contain natural toxins. The potato, for example, contains the naturally occurring pesticide solanine to prevent insect attack. Solanine could be deadly in high quantities but the amount found in potatoes is harmless. This infographic helps put these natural chemicals into perspective.