How to Store Raw Cut Sweet Potatoes –  The Right Way!

By Backyard Homestead HQ

Here's how!

Did you know that sweet raw potatoes can last up to two months with proper storage techniques?

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Storage Option #1: Unrefrigerated, Cool, Dry Place

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The most recommended method for storing raw cut sweet potatoes both long and short-term which can last anywhere between a week to up to 2 months.

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Storage Option #2: The Freezer

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Frozen raw sweet potatoes can last anywhere from six months up to a year in a deep freezer, but I would consider that pushing the limits! Eat it sooner than later.

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Storage Option #3: In Refrigerated Cold Water

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With this storage method, the raw cut sweet potatoes can last between 24 hours and up to a few days – but no more than that.

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Storage Option #4: Freeze-Dried Sweet Potatoes

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Once you’ve freeze-dried your sweet potatoes, test them for moisture and then seal them in a Mylar bag (with an oxygen absorber) for up to 25 years. Note - this does require that you have a freeze dryer!

An additional tip for selecting the best sweet potatoes to store is to choose those that are newly harvested and still have the roots attached.

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These tend to be a better choice because of their freshness and the plumper they are, the longer they’re expected to store and have the best results.

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