The Secret to Keeping Potatoes Fresh 

Storing potatoes properly is crucial to prevent spoilage, and the onion myth needs debunking. 

Keep potatoes in a cool, dry place away from light and heat sources. 

Store them in a paper bag with proper air circulation, not stuffed in a corner 

Onions have no direct effect on potato spoilage or metabolism, contrary to popular belief 

However, potatoes can absorb odors from onions if stored together in an unventilated area 

Ethylene gas helps fruits/veggies ripen but can cause over-ripening and spoilage if levels are high 

Increased respiration from ethylene exposure reduces flavor, water content, and nutrients in produce 

Food producers take measures to control ethylene levels before products reach consumers.