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How should sweet potatoes be stored?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place, where they will keep fresh for up to ten days. They should be stored loose and not kept in a plastic bag. Keep them away from exposure to sunlight or temperatures above 60 degrees F., since this will cause them to sprout or ferment. Uncooked sweet potatoes should not be kept in the refrigerator, as they will easily mold. Cooked sweet potatoes will keep for three to five days refrigerated.

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The best place to store sweet potatoes would be in a cool, dry, well-ventilated space at room temperature. They will typically last 2 weeks. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator.

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