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The Francene Marie Show

Saturdays 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Francene Marie in the kitchen

Are you ready to make some delicious homemade clam or potato chowder? After you pick up a bag of potatoes, chances are you’re going to refrigerator the potatoes that you want to keep fresh and avoid them from sprouting into plants, but listen up; did you know sticking potatoes in the refrigerator could increase your risk of getting cancer?

The cold temperature of a refrigerator can convert the starch in potatoes into sugar, then you bake or fry the potatoes at high temperatures and those sugars combine with the amino acid asparagine and produce a chemical called acrylamide, which is a chemical used to make paper, dyes, plastics, and also used to treat drinking water and sewage. Yuk!