Why Do Boiled Potatoes Turn Black?

Answer

Potatoes occasionally turn dark after they are boiled. This dark colour change may be brought about by the conditions under which they were stored or grown. However, the discolouration does not affect flavour, texture or nutritional value. They will also discolour due to contact with aluminum or iron, so cook them in stainless steel pots.
1 Additional Answer
If you leave the cooked potatoes out without mixing them, they will turn black from the air hitting them. Make sure to mix your potatoes with your ingredients, right after they are cooked.
Q&A Related to "Why Do Boiled Potatoes Turn Black"
1. Fill a pot with water and set it on the stove to boil. 2. Prepare the potatoes by peeling and cutting. Add potatoes to the boiling water. 3. Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for
http://www.ehow.com/how_8216641_keep-boiled-potato...
I think is has to do with oxidation. Try putting your potatoes in water as soon as you cut them so they do sit in the air. They will not turn gray then.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why+don't+boiled+potatoe...
The black coating on aluminum is a result of oxidation, which is due to reaction with oxygen in the atmosphere. Potatos don't really contain any substance which should affect the
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200703...
Iodine is a chemical element that has the symbol I and the atomic number 53.The
http://www.chacha.com/question/why-does-iodine-tur...
Explore this Topic
There are several reasons potatoes turn black, one of them being over boiled. Another reason for black potatoes is a chemical reaction with aluminum or iron cooking ...
Boiled potatoes with the skin on can turn black in the refrigerator if the temperature is colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes they can turn black in refrigerator ...
Cooked potatoes turn black if they were stored below 40 degrees, was dropped more than six inches, or when something heavy has been set on them. These black spots ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com