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How to Store Sweet Potatoes

How to Store Sweet Potatoes | Muzzarelli Farms, Vineland NJ

If you're concerned that you won't be able to use all of your Muzzarelli Farms sweet potatoes before they start sprouting, here are some ways to store sweet potatoes for months, from best to worst.

Store Sweet Potatoes in a Cool, Dark Area

Duration: Up to 6 months

Store Sweet Potatoes in the Freezer

Duration: Up to 12 months

Find out how to store sweet potatoes in the freezer.

Store Sweet Potatoes in the Refrigerator

Duration: 3 to 4 weeks if raw, 3 or 4 days if cooked

Believe it or not, it's not a good idea to store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, for several reasons. The temperature of a refrigerator is too cool, which can change the sweet potato's cell structure and make them hard in the middle. Refrigerating sweet potatoes can also change or diminish their flavor. And since ventilation is important when storing sweet potatoes, they shouldn't be stored in a closed drawer. However, if you don't have an area of your home that's 55 degrees, refrigerating your sweet potatoes may be the only option, as they'll last longer than keeping them at room temperature, but they also won't taste as good when it comes time to use them.

Store Sweet Potatoes on the Kitchen Counter

Duration: 2 weeks

If you plan on using sweet potatoes within the next week or so, they can be stored right on your kitchen counter at room temperature. But if you won't be using them within that timeframe, it's best to store them using one of the methods described above

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