Potato is food rich with glycidyl, which is why it’s essential food for people in all ages. Those who compare potatoes with flour are completely wrong.
Potatoes have significantly less calories (85 kcal per 100g, while white flour has 150 kcl per 100g) and also contain about 20 percent glycidyl which provides energy to the body. Because of this reason athletes before training eat potatoes, to avoid hypoglycaemia and raise blood sugar levels before physical exertion.
Potatoes also contains 22 minerals. Potassium (410 mg per 100g), which is important for proper muscle contraction and heart function. It also contains iron and magnesium. From vitamins it has vitamin C and B. Anyway, let’s go back to our topic. Most of the food has expiration date which shows us how long certain food is good for consumption. But what about fruits and vegetables? Have you ever think for how long can you keep them in your kitchen before consummation?
Of course you think that that is easy and it’s very simple and easy to notice rotten food and you are right, but what about some foods for which is difficult to see are they good or rotten, like potatoes for example. When they become very bad and spoiled they are easy to notice but what about when they just started to get spoiled and have just little bit green color on their peel.
You probably don’t have large quantities of fresh potatoes in your kitchen but what about when it happens to have some ‘hidden’ potatoes in your kitchen and after certain time you find them, they looks you fine to eat and you want to prepare and consume them.
Here is where our topic comes about. You probably have thought that potatoes can last for long time if they are kept at dark and cold place, but guess again, they are not! They can last for up to two months if they are fresh and they are kept in dark and cold place like we said already, but still, can’t last forever.
Potatoes are one of the foods which can be harmful if are consumed after expiration. They can contain toxin, which can harm people’s health. When potato in your kitchen turns in green, don’t think twice, throw it away immediately even if is small area with green color.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea with blood are one of the symptoms which can occur if you consume ‘bad’ potato. Toxins what we mentioned before can lead to risk of having problem with your nervous system.
While we are on the subject for spoiled food what about other foods?
Mold bread for example can make you stomach problems and will put you on risk of getting ulcer cancer if it’s consumed on long term. They are many people who will just throw the mold part from bread or what is worse, will try to scrape it from the bread and then eat te rest of it. That is BIG NO! Don’t put your health at risk for one slice or evan 1 whole bread, simple throw it away.
Eggs. Favorite American breakfast. Eating a spoiled egg can also upset your stomach, diarrhea can occur and the worst what can happen is-salmonella. So, next time when you notice unordinary smell from your egg or iw yolk and white are blended together, throw the egg immediately. Your health is number one priority.
Your dry goods food has also expiration date. Although they can last for long, long time, up to six months if they are properly kept at right temperature and away from moisture still after six months, they can easily be infected by insects. This can be easily spotted, there should be visible signs like mold, changes in color, liquids oozing and of course smell. If you notice some of this, don’t think twice, just throw that package away.
Remember, you can always buy another package of your favorite food so don’t risk, if you find old food, forgotten in your kitchen and it looks different as it should, THROW it away. Your health is number one priority.