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December 4, 2014
Storing Potatoes

Potatoes will last through the cold months, but should be stored in a dry, dark, and cool place. Light triggers the production of chlorophyll that makes potatoes green and bitter. You should also never wash your potatoes until you're ready to use them. Once they've been washed, they're quicker to spoil. If you have leftover peeled potatoes, keep them submerged in water until you're ready to use them. Properly stored, fresh potatoes should last for 2 months. Potatoes shrivel due to a loss of moisture when kept a long time, but do not discard them-despite their wrinkly appearance, they are still good.