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Do You Know How to Store Potatoes?

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  • When potatoes are chilled, an enzyme breaks down the sucrose (aka sugar) they contain and turns it into fructose and glucose, which combines with the amino acid asparagine to form acrylamide, a carcinogenic substance, when heated
  • Differences between yams and sweet potatoes are their shape, size and color, but most people mistakenly refer to them interchangeably. Few Americans have even tasted true yams, which originated in Africa
  • Sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes, and contain copper/zinc superoxide dismutase and catalase, as well as two antioxidant enzymes; due to the anthocyanins, purple sweet potatoes contain three times the antioxidants
  • You can ferment sweet potatoes and purple potatoes as easily as any other vegetable, increasing the nutrition as well as the shelf life

By Dr. Mercola

To most, it would seem as if storing certain veggies in a cool place, such as the garage, back porch or even the refrigerator, would be a good idea. It might keep them cooler and help them last longer, right?


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