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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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I wanted to add that this was an issue cutting potatoes up for Thanksgiving dinner...while those were bought locally from a "dig your own potatoes place" these are a completely different batch of potatoes grown in a different area, bought from a grocery store.


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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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What causes black spots in a potato?



Black spots are usually bruises which are caused by rough handling. One type of bruising happens when the skin is broken. The potato forms a thicker layer of skin to protect and/or heal the wound.

The second type of bruising shows up just under the skin or deeper inside the potato as a black spot. This happens when potatoes are dropped more than six inches or something heavy is placed on top of them.
That's from http://www.aspenllc.com/questions.htm#5.

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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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No, I don't think that's it just based on sheer number of potatoes it's happened to. Bela's brother was told some type of worm causes it, and apparently it was a bad year for them last year, but I can't find any information on that either.


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Terry and I thought it had something to do with some sort of bug, but when I tried to find it, they thing I quoted was pretty much the only link that said anything helpful.

All I know is that if I see the icky spots, I take the potatoes back to the store or market and ask for a refund or replacement.


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