Sprouted Potatoes – Are They Edible?
A No, it isn’t. Potatoes that have a green cast have been exposed to light, they’ll taste bitter and can make you ill. If your potato is sprouting, then it is too old.
The rules of potatoes are:
- Don’t purchase them with cracks, discoloring, withered skin or sprouting eyes and don¹t use them if you find them that way in your kitchen. Just throw them out.
- Do not store them in plastic bags, or paper bags or the refrigerator.
- Store potatoes in a cool well ventilated place. Potatoes keep for about two weeks.
- This applies to all varieties of potatoes including sweet potatoes and yams.