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Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?

My potatoes always seem to spoil or sprout before I use them. I had them in a cabinet under my kitchen sink. Where should I store them?

Warm temperature and moisture can cause potatoes to spoil more quickly. For longer storage, store potatoes in a cool, dark, dry spot away from heat sources such as your stove or dishwasher. Keep them in a paper bag or a bag with small
holes to allow for air circulation.

Always buy the amount of perishable food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, that you can use in a reasonable time. As you plan your menus, use your perishable foods fi rst. For a variety of potato recipes, visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/food and type “potato recipes” in the search bar. For longer storage, you can freeze, dry or can many types of fresh produce. See www.ag.ndsu.edu/food and click on “Food Preservation” for more information.

 

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist

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