How to Store Potatoes to Last Longer

Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area. A pantry, cellar, or basement is ideal.  

Avoid storing potatoes in areas that are too warm or receive direct sunlight, as this can cause them to sprout or spoil more quickly. 

Moisture can promote the growth of mold and bacteria, leading to spoilage. Make sure your potatoes are completely dry before storing them.  

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While it may be tempting to store potatoes in plastic bags, this can trap moisture and lead to premature rotting. Instead, opt for a breathable storage container or a paper bag. 

Check your potatoes for any signs of damage, bruising, or sprouting before storing them. 

– Damaged potatoes can release ethylene gas, which can speed up the ripening process and cause nearby potatoes to spoil more quickly. Remove any damaged potatoes and use them promptly. – 

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