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How to Store Sweet Potatoes

Last updated on November 26, 2009

sweet-potatoes-sm.jpgHave some sweet potatoes leftover after Thanksgiving? Sweet potatoes are extremely perishable so follow these tips on how to store sweet potatoes.

Wipe the dirt from the sweet potatoes but don’t wash them, since any moisture on them will cause them to spoil faster.

Sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated. They should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place like a cabinet, pantry, or cellar. If the temperature is 50 to 60 degrees in the storage space they should last up to a month. If kept at room temperature, they will last a week or less.

Once you have wiped off the dirt, place them in a cardboard box lined with paper or in a paper bag with an apple inside. The apple will prevent them from budding.

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