Pantry time shown is for storage at normal room temperature — if stored in cool (50-60° F) dark area, sweet potatoes will last about 1 month.
Store sweet potatoes in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation.
Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.
Raw sweet potatoes do not freeze well; cook before freezing.
To freeze: (1) Wash, peel and boil sweet potatoes until tender; (2) Slice or mash potatoes and sprinkle with a small amount of lemon juice to prevent discoloration; (3) Let cool and place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
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