Can I eat blighted potatoes?

Question ...

My potato plants have been afflicted with potato blight this summer, but I managed to harvest quite a reasonable weight of potatoes. Are they safe to eat?

Answer ...

Potato tubers that are blight infected may contain higher levels of alkaloids than healthy tubers. The standard advice is that pregnant women should avoid eating them. However, tubers from plants where just the leaves have been blighted are not necessarily themselves infected.

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