The Best Place to Store Sweet Potatoes

The Best Place to Store Sweet Potatoes

Christine Gallary
Mar 20, 2015
(Image credit: Henry Chen)

I used to store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, due to lack of counter space and with the thinking that refrigeration would keep them fresh for a longer period of time. Turns out I was wrong!

Kitchen Fact: The best place to store your sweet potatoes is in a cool, dark place.

Refrigeration changes the structure of the cell walls of sweet potatoes, making them harder to break down. As a result, refrigerated sweet potatoes can remain hard in the middle and take longer to cook.

Instead, store your sweet potatoes at cool room temperature, preferably in a dark place away from light. These sweet potatoes will cook up evenly and be soft all the way through.

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