They cause cancer.. Beware of storing potatoes in this way
January 25, 2023 at 23:02
Follow-up – Ali Mualla:
Experts warn that it is a mistake to keep potatoes in the refrigerator for a very good reason, which is that this type of vegetable contains a substance that, in this case, may change its taste.
This substance is acrylamide, a chemical that usually appears in foods rich in starch when cooked at a temperature of more than 120 degrees Celsius.
They pointed out that the chance of this happening increases with placing the grains in the refrigerator.
This component is a research material at the International Center for Research on Cancer in France, and experts have classified it as one of the substances that can cause cancer, which is the conclusion of a recent study funded by the European Union.
That is why the researchers called for the need to limit the intake of foods that contain this substance, especially fried potatoes and potato chips.
They believed that it is important to keep the potatoes well to prevent the appearance of this substance, and they stressed that the best way to do so is to place the grains in a place away from light and at a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius.