Taster/cooking

Solanum stoloniferum is used for food in USA and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is also eaten by the Tarahumara Indians in the Chihuahua, Mexico.

It tastes like a sweet chestnut. When eaten raw the potatoes are mixed with clay. One report says that after every mouthful of raw potato, a person takes a bite of white clay to counteract the unpleasant astringent effect in the mouth.

Nutritional benefits

The raw tubers have been used in the treatment of stomach acid.