Are Tomato Plant Leaves Actually Poisonous to Humans?

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Five Common Myths Concerning the Tomato Leaves Consumption

1. Tomato plant leaves contain toxic compounds known as alkaloids.

As mentioned early, the

So what gives with the leaves on tomato plants?

So, are leaves on tomato plants poisonous or not?

The Toxic Plants of North America book states

2. Dogs dying after consuming tomato leaves

So, is the toxicity level on a dog the same as humans?

3. Organic farmers making tomato-leaf sprays for pest control

4. Tomato leaves are not sold commercially.

In Cooking by Handbook by former Chez Panisse Chef Paul Bertolli, he

5. Nightshades are usually very poisonous.

Tomato Toxicity Symptoms When Consumed in Abundance.

Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions About Tomato Plant Leaves

1. Are tomato leaves actually poisonous?

Yes, unless of course these are taken in small quantities since they  contain a weak toxin known as tomatine that happens to be present even in some unripe tomatoes..

2. What are the main benefits of tomato plant leaves?

3. Are tomato plant leaves poisonous to dogs?

4. Can tomato plant leaves kill you?

5. Should I remove yellowing or dead tomato leaves?

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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