The UNTHINKABLE and Disturbing Reason Why You Should Never Refrigerate Your Potatoes!


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Back in the day, people used to put everything in the refrigerator, to keep foods from going bad.  Although, there are more foods than not that benefit from refrigeration, there are some that don’t.  Not only do they not benefit, but refrigeration of some foods spoil their taste, health benefits and in the case of potatoes actually can be damaging to your health.

According to the Food Standards Agency website, it is quite important NOT to refrigerate POTATOES.  The temperature in the fridge causes conversion of it’s starch into sugar.  Once this occurs and the potato is then cooked, a chemical reaction occurs which is believed to be harmful; the sugars join with the amino acid asparagine, which results in the chemical acrylamide being present in the potato. Studies indicate that this chemical is carcinogenic!

Storing potatoes in a cool, dry place will prevent this chemical conversion from occurring.  The video you are about to watch below will surprise you with information about other common foods that are negatively affected by refrigeration.  I was actually shocked by two of the items; let us know which foods you knew about, and which surprised you.

Watch the video below for more food you should never refrigerate:

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THIS Man Starts Rubbing a Potato All Over His BBQ Grill. The Reason Is Unexpectedly GENIUS!

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There does come a point in the winter, regardless of how relatively mild an occasional one is, when grilling outside just isn’t inviting.  Then those first hints that spring is in the air arrive; the birds are tweeting, and you can actually feel the warmth of the sun…it’s time to clean up the grill!

Food just tastes better on the grill… the smell as it’s cooking makes your mouth water and brings back happy summer memories.  I’ve got to say that although we occasionally still go for steaks and burgers, more often than not, we go for the cleaner and healthier choices of chicken, fish and veggies.

There’s just one problem…how to deal with food sticking to the grill without having to constantly be standing there and flipping it? We’ve tried oiling the surface, but more often than not, flames ensue.  So, when I came upon the video you are about to watch below, I was intrigued.

There’s a much better way to fire up the grill and make it non-stick, that I’ve never heard of before, so we tried it this past weekend.  Rubbing a potato cut in half on the grill’s surface works… The fish didn’t stick and nothing burned!!

The reason why is explained in the footage below.

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This Lady Places A Bag Of Potatoes In A Tower Nest Made Of Straw. 3 Months Later She Reveals THIS!

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Summer is here, which brings the promise of spending time outside in nature, and watching our gardens grow.   Each of our annuals come to life as nature awakens, giving us the spirit of rebirth.  In addition to beautiful plants and flowers, many of us enjoy planting our own vegetable gardens.

Each year I plant tomatoes, lettuce, and fresh herbs, but I never thought of planting potatoes, until I came upon the amazing video you are about to watch below.  As we all have grown more and more concerned about what pesticides are doing to our future health, in addition to genetically modified produce, growing our own has more of an allure.

Although organically grown vegetables can be bought, the prices are prohibitive, and you never truly know what is being used on many veggies that are labelled organic.

Aside from health concerns about store-bought vegetables, there is just something inherently satisfying about growing your own, and eating what you, yourself have lovingly produced.  Some people have space constraints on their property, which get addressed by Laurie Ashbach, from the blog “Dan 330”; the video shows how she was able to yield a large amount of potatoes in a few square feet!

Be sure to get seed potatoes that are “Certified Organic”, and plant them by late Spring;  Laurie got hers from the “Seed Savers Exchange”.  When her potatoes were ready for planting, Laurie and her husband inserted four 18-inch fence posts into the ground, forming a square of a few square feet, that gets wrapped with wire fencing for protection.

They then filled it with hay, which looks like a nest, which they then fill with compost or soil.  They prepare the potatoes for planting, by cutting them so that each piece has at least 4 eyes; Laurie had 8 medium potatoes, each with 4 eyes. Laurie had 36 eyes to plant;  9 were placed around the outside edge of the “nest” which she did in four layers.  With the help of ample watering, the tower grows all summer, and the potato leaves flourish, producing lovely flowers.

Watch the footage below, where at the end of the summer, Laurie excitedly is ready to reveal her harvest.
It is beyond cool to watch her dig out layers and layers of homegrown potatoes.  All I can say is WOW!

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Apparently I’ve Been Peeling Potatoes Wrong This Whole Time. THIS Is The Only Way It Should Be Done

Everyone loves the delicious POTATO.  It is truly one of the most whole and nutritious foods that has gotten the bad rap…of being fattening.  This is untrue, and has to do with the condiments or other foods added to the potato which make it fattening.

Many people hate the drudgery of peeling potatoes, which in actuality shouldn’t be done, because most of the nutritional elements as well as the flavor lay right beneath the potato skin.  So, what to do?  The video you are about to watch below, contains one of the simplest yet best food hacks I’ve seen.

With a single move, you will see how to get by the drudgery of peeling an “uncooked” potato, retain the flavor and nutritional value that the skin offers, while eliminating it from your palate.  It is so simple and offers you the best possible result. Let us know what you think.

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This Guy Makes A Weird Slice Into These Raw Potatoes Before He Boils Them. The Reason Is Brilliant!

Potatoes are among the most popular and versatile food items that are readily available at any local grocery store. Just like rice, corn, and wheat, they rank among the world’s top grown crops and consumed foods. A potato can be transformed and prepared in many different ways and be served hot or cold. People love them mashed, baked, fried, hashed, steamed, and chipped.

One of the easiest and most basic ways to cook them is by boiling them in hot water until tender the whole way through. However, this leads to the biggest downside of whipping up a tasty batch of spuds, which is hands down having to scrub and peel them.

Their rough, pocketed skins are a pain to remove with a conventional peeler and if you have a bunch to get through it takes seemingly forever. This negative type of potato peeling experience can be forever banished if you employ a simple new method for doing the task.

YouTube extraordinaire and life hack genius DaveHax shows us the light in his video on how to quickly peel a potato. Start by picking one up and carefully cut a skin-deep slice all around the center of it.

Try to ensure that the ends of the cut meet each other and don’t make it too deep, cut just enough to break the skin’s surface. Place the prepped potatoes in an empty pan, pour boiling hot water over them from a kettle, then crank the stove up to boil them further, and remove them once fully cooked.

Drain the hot tater water into a separate pan and run the potatoes under cool water until they are safe to handle. Grab one and gently pull the skin off, pulling outwards from where you cu tit earlier. The skins should all slide right off and the potato will still be hot and ready to eat.

Try this almost effortless peeling method the next time you’re having potatoes for dinner, or when you need to shave minutes off your dinner prep time, and pass it along to convenience others!

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He Sticks A Skewer Into This Potato. The Reason Is Brilliant!

For a new spin on the usual, tired, old potato check out this easy recipe! It’s an awesome and healthy way to whip up a batch of homemade spiral cut potatoes on a stick. The simple recipe is all-natural and all you really need are a few potatoes and some skewers. Plus, it’s healthy because they’re oven-baked rather than deep fried. Everyone’s favorite, YouTube’s go-to-guy DaveHax, shows how to make them in this quick and easy to follow video. Seriously, these crispy potato spirals are unbelievably delicious and make the perfect side to any dish.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make them and watch the video for more! First and foremost, scrub and clean up a few potatoes and then dry them off with a paper towel. Take a wooden skewer and stick it through the potato the long way, so that it goes in one end, up thru the center of the potato and out the other end.

Place it securely on a chopping board and with a sharp knife carefully slice into it at a slight angle. Cut only so deep that you end up hitting the stick. Now slowly start to rotate the potato while simultaneously cutting it to make a spiral-shaped cut the whole way down the spud.

When you’re done cutting, carefully fan out the pieces of potato along the stick so that they’re slightly separated. Place them on an oven sheet and season with salt, pepper, olive oil, or whatever other flavors you’d like. (I made some lemon-pepper and rosemary seasoned ones that came out tasting amazing!). Now they’re ready for the oven.

The cook times will vary depending on the size of the potatoes you use and the thickness of the slices. The ones DaveHax made in the video were with thin cuts on smaller potatoes and they only took about 25 minutes at 320 degrees to fully cook.

When the potato chips are fully cooked and done they should have golden brown edges and are ready to be served. These look and taste delicious, and are a much healthier alternative to deep fried or store bought potato ships. Bon Appétit!

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