How to Keep Potatoes from Browning

How to Keep Potatoes from Browning | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Potatoes are the fifth most important crop today, worldwide, next to wheat, corn, rice, and sugar cane. However, a significant fact is that in the 18th century, it was considered frightening to some and bewildering to others, set off by Christopher Columbus. Now, potatoes are edible tubers, available worldwide all year long. It is a relatively cheap to grow, rich in nutrients, and a naturally delicious treat that is versatile in any dish.


You may have noticed before that when you’re using potatoes, peel them, and go to the slicing of your other ingredients, you come back and see that they’re starting to turn brown. You would feel dismayed and decide not to continue cooking them. Before sharing the solution, the reason why it naturally turns brown is that potatoes, like apples and bananas, oxidize quickly once you peel off their skins. Here’s the solution that was shared with us by mahalocooking on YouTube:

Things you need:

  • Bowl
  • Coldwater
  • ice
  • refrigerator
  • Potatoes


Prepare all the necessary things.

materials needed to keep potato from browning
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Prepare a bowl of cold water.

Peel off the potato skins using a potato peeler or a knife.

Place the peeled potatoes in the bowl of cold water and place them in the fridge as you go about slicing off your other ingredients.

As long as the potatoes are dunked in cold water, they will keep beautifully until you are ready to use them.

Say goodbye to unwanted browning potatoes and say hello to a fresh slice.

steps to keep potato from browning
Image credit: mahalcooking on Youtube

Don’t forget to share this simple tutorial to your friends who have a similar problem with browning potatoes. You’ll never know that this might be a kitchen life saver. It’s always good to find new ways to keep your crops looking good when you cook them. More importantly, potatoes that are common ingredients in our kitchens.

How to Keep Potatoes from Browning

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