We do not peel potato skins but only remove the blemishes because the skins are full of nutrients like fiber, iron, vitamin C and B6. This is also a great way to reduce foodwaste.
Did you also know that you don’t store raw potatoes in the fridge if you intend to cook them at high temperatures, such as by roasting or frying. This is because keeping raw potatoes in the fridge can lead to the formation of more free sugars in the potatoes. This process is sometimes called ‘cold sweetening’. Cold sweetening can increase overall acrylamide levels, especially if the potatoes are then fried, roasted or baked. Raw potatoes should be stored in a dark, cool place at temperatures above 6°C. (Info credit to UK Foodgov)