Stop onions and spuds sprouting | Rabobank New Zealand
skip to content1
2020 tax certificates for Rabobank Online Savings are now available for download online. To download: log in using your Digipass, click on 'Statements', then 'Interest and Tax'.
Rabobank
 

Keep your onions and potatoes young

 

The best way to store onions and potatoes is in a cool, dry and dark place, like a cupboard. But they both produce moisture, which actually causes them to sprout much quicker. It’s a simple fix. Store them away from each other. A good 30 centimetres.

 

If your potatoes have already sprouted you can still eat them, just chop the sprouts off. If they’re going green, remove the green areas, or if they are really bad, then you should discard them. The green can indicate natural toxins that may not be destroyed by cooking.

 

Fascinating facts about potatoes and onions

  • Unwashed potatoes can be stored longer than clean potatoes
  • Raw potatoes don’t freeze well, but you can freeze cooked potatoes
  • Store cut onions in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

 

 

These ideas came from Lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz (https://lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz/storage-tips/)

 

For more tips on keeping your fruit and vegetables longer visit: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/keep-fruits--vegetables-fresher-longer

Rabobank New Zealand Tips and Tricks

 

Rabobank tips and tricks

Together we can waste less and save more.

GET MORE TIPS

Rabobank Online Savings

 

Rabobank Online Savings

100% of your deposits help fund Kiwi farmers and food producers.

LEARN MORE

Rabobank New Zealand Food Waste

 

Rabobank New Zealand Food Waste

Together we can reduce food waste and save more.

LEARN MORE