Can Sprouts Go with Potatoes?

When conditions are correct, potatoes sprout. If your potatoes are in a well-lit kitchen, in a basket with onions, or on the counter after being in the fridge, they'll develop "eyes."

You may be tempted to keep potatoes in the coolest room in the home, but never in the fridge. Cooked carbohydrates become sugar and release harmful compounds.

It depends. Cutting off sprouting potatoes with a kitchen knife or potato peeler may save them. Throw away potatoes with big sprouts and withered or wrinkled skin.

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Follow the same food safety precautions for sprouting potatoes as other maturing produce: When in doubt, discard.

All potatoes have solanine and chaconine, natural poisons. These poisons normally increase, especially under light. Potato skin and sprouts contain these poisons, while the white meat contains less.

Peeling potatoes before cooking reduces pollutants. Dig out spouts using a tiny knife or potato peeler with an eye remover. 

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