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Potato Buying & Storing

Don't buy potatoes that are soft or have excessive cuts, cracks, bruises or discoloration and decay. Choose potatoes that are free of sprouts, green skin, or spots because the green potatoes may contain a substance called solanine, which can have a bitter flavor and can be toxic.

Potatoes are still alive when they are picked, that's reason why they should be stored in dark and dry place that is well ventilated to prevent them from greening. A cellar is ideal, but any place where they won't be exposed to excessive heat or light will help prevent spoiling.

The storage in a coold, drak and dry place will prevent the potatos from sprouting too. When potatoes have turned green then peel away the green areas or spruts before using the potatoes.