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Sweet Potatoes



Store in a cool, dry place. If possible store them in boxes, bins, or baskets, lined with newspaper that allow for good air movement. The sugar content will slowly increase in storage. Sweet potatoes store best at 55° to 60°F at 85% - 90% humidity. The roots will shrivel and sprout if temperatures are too high.

Do not refrigerate potatoes. Below 40 F, potatoes will develop a sweet taste from the accumulation of sugars. This increased sugar will cause the potato to darken when cooked. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, which causes potatoes to turn green. Gree

Prepared potatoes are easily frozen in an air tight container. Fresh potatoes can be blanched, cooled, packaged in an airtight container and frozen.

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