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Nancy in Pátzcuaro

potatoes with brown streaks

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I came home from the mercado today with some white potatoes, which are the only ones we can get here (other than sweet potatoes, which are available in white, orange and purple varieties). When I cut into them I saw that many of them had brown streaks that made me reluctant to use them. I've seen this over the years and never knew what this means or whether the spuds are safe to eat or good tasting.

 

Any ideas what this is and how potatoes get that way?

 

 

 


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Formerly "Nancy in CO"

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I think it us a storage issue - not by you or the market, but by the place they are kept after harvest. Because it is so visually unappeling I bin them or cut round if possible. Here is a good potato FAQ   https://www.sidedelights.com/potato-faqs/

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Thanks--I've never understood what happens to spuds to make them have brown streaks in what should be white flesh. I've seen this in both the US and México. I haven't had the nerve to taste them. Just a little too weird.


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