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Old April 27, 2015   #16
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I feed hornworms tomato leaves all the time and they love them.
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I feed hornworms tomato leaves all the time and they love them.
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I dont have time but I could see a cartoon with a sick horn worm in the sick bed with a thermometer in his mouth and an IV hook up.

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I see you have been eating tomato leaves again.

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Old April 27, 2015   #19
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The recipe author's web page is here: http://www.gardenbetty.com/contact/

She looks like more of a free spirit than a scientist, so not that she was thinking this, but what I was thinking was that antioxidants tend to bond with toxins and form compounds that are much less easily absorbed by the body. The garlic and olive oil in the recipe could contain the necessary antioxidants to do so. That's why the recipe doesn't make people sick...or at least that is just my guess.
I am browsing the site and will look at the studies she posted. Don't have time right now to finish. I will say that I would never ever base what I eat on a preliminary study. I would wait for more replication by other scientists before I'd change my mind.
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Tomato leaf pesto sounds awful. About as bad as fried hornworms. Neither are on my must-taste list.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/di...nted=all&_r=1& I guess that treating the leafs with high temperature is a way to lower the unwanted alkaloids level. So maybe that's what should be done with the pesto.
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Old May 1, 2015   #22
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There are too many other good things to eat for me to try tomato leaf pesto. I also do not wantpotao leaf wraps, either, LOL!

I have had the notion very firmly drummed into my mind that all the nightshade plant's leaves and stems are not good to eat.

And eating caterpillars....maybe they are yummy, but I think I'll skip that appetizer, too. Seems like they would be sort of ...gooshy.

But we do like mangos.
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The only thing I know of that is listed as toxic that i will eat is poke greens cooked correctly.
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