If you have a bumper crop of orange sweet potatoes or if you want to keep them fresh for longer, it is important to know how to store and preserve them properly. In this blog, we will explore some tips for storing and preserving orange sweet potatoes.
One of the most important things to consider when storing orange sweet potatoes is temperature. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry place with good ventilation. The ideal temperature for storing sweet potatoes is between 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a root cellar or other cool, dry storage area, this is a good place to store your sweet potatoes. If you do not have a root cellar, you can store your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry pantry or closet, or in a basket or crate in a well-ventilated area.
It is also important to store sweet potatoes out of direct sunlight, as this can cause them to spoil faster. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a dark, cool place to prevent them from turning green or sprouting.
To preserve orange sweet potatoes, you can also store them in the refrigerator or freezer. To store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, wash and dry them, then wrap them in a damp paper towel or cloth and place them in a plastic bag. To store sweet potatoes in the freezer, wash and dry them, then slice them into rounds or wedges and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a plastic bag or container and store them in the freezer. Frozen sweet potatoes can be thawed and used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, and casseroles.
Overall, storing and preserving orange sweet potatoes is a simple process that requires a little bit of planning and preparation. By following these tips, you can enjoy fresh, delicious sweet potatoes all year round.