Don’t put your potatoes in the fridge

October 7, 2009


Few people now have larders so most perishables end up in the fridge. And now we are more conscious than ever of not wasting food, we are more likely to transfer vegetables to the fridge to keep them fresher.

BUT, storing potatoes in this way is not a good idea as the cold makes the starch they contain turn into sugar. This means your potatoes are sweeter than they should be, and diabetics in particular need to avoid this.

Try keeping them in a cool place, 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal, and avoid storing them with onions because, when close together, they produce gases that spoil both. Personally I swear by Lakeland’s cotton vegetable bags which have a dark liner and keep root veg fresh for longer.


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