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Why do some potatoes have lines in them? Is that good or bad?
Potatoes that have been too stored cold and then placed quickly into a warmer environment will cause small cuts or “air checks”, and while it does not affect taste, it is unsightly as it looks like someone has gouged the potato skin with a sharp fingernail.
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