Potatoes prefer to be stored in a cool dry place, however, the fridge is too cold. This is why many people choose to keep them in kitchen cupboards. However, storing them alongside other common kitchen cupboard vegetables is actually a “mistake” according to experts from WebMB.
ConsumerReports.org adds that potatoes might be best stored in a paper bag to reduce the risk of sprouting.
This will also allow them plenty of ventilation.
In the event your potatoes do unexpectedly sprout too soon, you may still be able to salvage them.
The experts from ConsumerReports said: “Sprouted potatoes are safe to eat, notes Davison, but you should remove the sprouts themselves using the tip of a vegetable peeler or other tool.
“The potato sprouts are considered toxic due to their potentially high concentration of glycoalkaloids, which can have an effect on the nervous system.”
Onions should be stored in a ventilated space.
Though they are commonly found in cupboards, Consumer Reports actually advises keeping them on your countertop.