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Is it Okay to Store Potatoes in Water for Over 24 Hours?

Q:

Is there any health risk from storing potatoes in water in the refrigerator for longer than 24 hours?

A:

No health risk in storing the potatoes in water. Whoever is peeling or cutting the potatoes should wash their hands before handing the vegetables and wear a kitchen glove if they have any exposed cuts, as cold water will not automatically kill any germs.