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My yukon gold potatoes keep turning green. Can I eat them once they are green?

by Ann Jones
(Columbus, OH )

Green potato

Green potato

I read on your website that keeping potatoes near the light will make them turn green. Mine have done that. I will make sure to correct how I store them in the future.

However, my question is can I eat them or are they bad to eat green?


Answer:

Hello Ann,

If you can afford it at the moment, throw them away and get more potatoes. But if you can't get more and is just a tiny green spot then cook the good parts of the potatoes.



You can do a simple test if the potato has a small green part. Cut the potato in a half; if you see a green border around the potato halves throw them away and use another one.


Remember: If you're going to cook a whole potato with the skin on for baking, roasting, etc., then use a potato that doesn't have any green spots at all.


What are green potatoes?

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