7 Ways to Tell If a Potato is Bad

A staple in some parts of the world, potatoes are healthy and delicious tuberous vegetables that are readily available in grocery store

Here are the signs of bad raw potatoes

Wrinkles and other signs of aging

The presence of such inconsistencies is a warning sign that it is not in its best condition anymore. It won’t affect the taste of the potato, however.

Foul smell

Raw potatoes should smell earthy, nutty, and starchy. Once it starts to go bad, a potato will have a bitter, musty, and moldy scent.

Shoots, sprouts and green sprouts

The green spots mean that there is a presence of a toxin called solanine. Small green spots can be cut off and discarded so that the unaffected part can still be used.