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    Default Yum, cheese and green tomato chutney sarnie :)

    Say no more.... delish!

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    Was only looking at my frozen green tomato stock last night and thinking I should try it!

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    Definitely! I am not a really big chutney fan but this is good. After reading so many good things about it, it seemed rude not to give it a go! lol

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    When does a green tomato cross the line between being a yummy chutney ingredient to being toxic? It's in the bitter taste:

    "Are the green parts of tomatoes poisonous?

    Food contains many natural chemicals that are essential to our health, such as vitamins and minerals. But some foods also contain potentially harmful substances called natural toxins (poisons).

    Unripe green tomatoes can contain glycoalkaloids, which are natural toxins that can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. This could cause symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea.

    High levels of glycoalkaloids in tomatoes are associated with a bitter taste. So, if a tomato doesn't look ripe or tastes unusually bitter, it's best not to eat it. These toxins aren't present in ripe red tomatoes."
    Food Standards Agency - Eat well, be well - Fruit and veg

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    Golly. Didn't know all that!
    Does the cooking process not kill off any harmful stuff? It simmers for hour and a half +.
    And you don't eat it in huge quantities so prob wouldn't make you as ill as if you ate 4 jars full. And don't Americans eat fried green toms all the time?!?

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    has decided to only it give to people as xmas pressies that I don't really like (M-in-law for starters)

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    Usually, you get fried green tomatoes in the South in huge slices, so they come from fairly well-matured green tomatoes. I think this bitter taste would be more in the small baby tomatoes that are a long way from being ripe. I know I tried some small ones baked with goat's cheese not long back and there was a really bitter taste, I think you'd know it if you tasted it. I couldn't eat it. It didn't taste like the yummy goodness of a fried green tomato at all. I just found this info today, so I thought I'd share. I don't know if cooking would help as I think this would stop the ripening process. I have four jars of green tomato mincemeat..

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    I believe they eat them in prodigious quantities at the Whistle stop cafe!
    I dont even eat cheese but would do quite a lot for a cheese and chutney sarnie, on sliced bread, with butter.
    Instead, I shall have my tea in about an hour, and will no doubt have fish head today, as its Friday and thats what they like here.
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