Potatoes are delicious starchy food that are very often used for countless tasty recipes. They are beneficial to our general health, due to their Vitamin B6 which is recommended for our nervous system, and the rich amount of B1, B2, folate, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc. (1)
Despite the numerous of health benefits, sometimes they can be downright deadly. If you store potatoes in your home for a very long time, maybe it’s better to throw them away. (2)
A terrible accident occurred in Russia, where a whole family died because of old potatoes that had rot in their cellar.
Maria Chelysheva, a 8 years old girl tells the unfortunate story about her family. Her father went into the basement to get some potatoes, but he didn’t came back. Her mother went to find him, but she also didn’t return. The same happened to her brother and grandmother.
When Maria went into the basement, she felt the same terrible fate as the rest of the family. She almost died as well, but the gas started to disappear, because her mother had left the door open.
Potatoes contain glycoalkaloids which is a chemical compound that is also found in some poisonous. Potatoes under some circumstances can turn into naturally toxins, even from simply breathing in their chemicals.
If you store potatoes in your home for too long, you should be aware that there is a risk of going bad. You should get rid of them before it’s too late!