Asked by: Kam Nienstedt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th April, 2020

How do you store potatoes so they don't sprout?

If you have a dark, cool closet away from the heat of the kitchen, store them there. Also, it's best to take them out of the plastic bag and put them in a basket or breathable cotton sack. And finally, make sure they are totally dry before storing long-term. Damp potatoes will rot or sprout faster.

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Keeping this in view, why are my stored potatoes sprouting?

The too-cold temperature turns the potato starch into sugar. Check on your potatoes regularly and remove any that are soft, shriveled, or sprouted so they don't cause more potatoes to go bad. Even if your potatoes have sprouted, they are still safe to eat as long as they are firm to the touch and are not shriveled.

Beside above, can potatoes be used after they sprout? Potatoes are safe to eat, even after they've sprouted, so long as they are still firm to the touch and they don't look too wrinkly and shriveled. Most of the nutrients are still intact in a firm, sprouted potato. Just remove the sprouts (and any soft spots) and your potato should be fine to use.

Also to know is, what is the best way to store potatoes?

Potatoes keep best when placed in a well-ventilated container and stored in a dry location, away from sunlight, and at temperatures between 45 and 55 degrees F.

Does an apple keep potatoes from sprouting?

Potatoes. Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. The ethlylene gas given off by an apple will prevent potatoes from sprouting, while keeping onions nearby will actually cause them to sprout.

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