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Never eat such potatoes: they can be poisoned

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Home grown potatoes
Home grown potatoes. Source: pixabay.com

Potatoes are not only one of the most budget-friendly, but also tasty and healthy vegetables that can be baked deliciously with vegetables in the oven, as well as fried and mashed. But you should be sure to know that it must be stored properly so that it does not lose its beneficial properties and become dangerous.

Where and how to store potatoes correctly

The FoodOboz editorial team shares useful information on which potatoes should never be eaten and why.

1. Wet potatoes

Young potatoes

Potatoes should be stored in a dry and dark place so that they do not develop damp spots and fungi or bacteria. If this happens, throw them away immediately.

2. Potatoes that have been stored in the refrigerator for a long time

Where not to store potatoes

If you store starchy vegetables in the cold for a long time, all the starch in them will turn into sugar. And when boiled or fried, this sugar turns into acrylamide, which is a dangerous carcinogen.

3. Green and sprouted potatoes

Green potatoes

Green spots on potatoes appear when the vegetable has not been stored properly. The green color of potatoes is caused by the toxin solanine, which is released in the vegetable. Experts say that the presence of this toxin is very dangerous for health, and potatoes with such damage should be thrown away immediately, rather than cutting off the green part.

Which potatoes should not be eaten

In addition to solanine, sprouted potatoes also contain chaconin, which gives potatoes a bitter taste. It is important to know that such potatoes can be poisoned.

4. Gnawed potatoes

Rats and mice are very fond of potatoes, so if you see traces of rodents on vegetables, do not eat them under any circumstances. After all, rodents can be carriers of many dangerous diseases.

Gnawed potatoes

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