Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious, but they also tend to go bad quickly.
How can you store them properly without having to worry about spoilage?
Sweet potatoes are native to Central America and Mexico, where they are often called yams or taro.
They are a staple food in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
They are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and beta carotene.
You can store sweet potatoes at room temperature for up to two weeks.
If you want to extend their shelf life even further, wrap them in aluminum foil and place them in the refrigerator
How to preserve sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, iron, and other nutrients. Sweet potatoes are easy to store and cook. They can be stored in a cool dry place for several months. To store them longer, wrap them in plastic bags and freeze them. To cook them, simply cut off the top and bottom ends of the potato and bake them until tender.
How to preserve raw sweet potatoes
To preserve sweet potatoes, wash them well, peel them, and cut them into cubes. Put them in a glass jar and fill it with enough water to completely cover the potatoes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt per quart of water. Cover the jar tightly and let stand overnight. Drain the potatoes and rinse them under cold running water. Dry them thoroughly with paper towels. Store them in a cool, dark place for up to 6 weeks.
How to preserve cooked sweet potatoes
Cooked sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 months. To store them longer, freeze them. Wash them well, peel them if desired, and cut them into pieces. Place them in a freezer bag and freeze them. Thaw them in the refrigerator before using.
How to preserve baked sweet potatoes
To preserve baked sweet potatoes, place them in a plastic bag and refrigerate them. This method works well for baked sweet potatoes that are not very moist.
How to preserve steamed sweet potatoes
Steaming sweet potatoes is a great way to preserve them. To preserve steamed sweet potatoes, cut them into halves or quarters and store them in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Steamed sweet potato chips are delicious served alongside grilled meats or fish.
How to preserve roasted and mashed sweet potatoes
To preserve roasted and mashed sweet potato, place them in a sealed plastic container and refrigerate them. Roasted and mashed sweet potatoes are delicious served alongside meat dishes.
How to preserve sweet potatoes by canning
To preserve roasted and mashed sweetpotatoes, place them in a jar and fill it with hot water. Cover the jar tightly and let it sit overnight. In the morning, drain off the water and discard it. Add salt to taste. Sweet potatoes can be canned using any type of canner.
How to preserve sweet potatoes by dehydration
Dehydration is a great way to preserve vegetables. To dehydrate sweet potatoes, cut them into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Lay them on trays lined with parchment paper and dry them in a dehydrator set at 115 degrees F 45 degrees C until crisp. Dehydrated sweet potato chips can be stored in airtight containers for several months.
Dehydrating pureed sweet potato
Pureeing sweet potatoes is a great way to get rid of the starchy taste. Cut up the sweet potatoes and place them in a blender. Add enough water to blend the mixture well. Pour the mixture into a colander and drain off the extra liquid. Place the drained sweet potatoes in a bowl and mash them with a fork. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dry them in a dehydrator at 115 degrees F 45 degrees C for 4 hours. Sweet potato chips can be stored for several weeks in airtight containers.
Dehydrating sliced or diced sweet potatoes
You can dehydrate any vegetable or fruit. In order to dry vegetables or fruits, you need to cut them into thin slices or cubes. Then spread them on a tray and put them in the oven at 110 degrees F 45 degrees C for about 8 hours. This process removes moisture from the vegetable or fruit and turns it into crispy chips.
Dehydrating shredded sweet potatoes
To dehydrate shredded sweet potato, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 150 degrees F 50 degrees C for 2 hours. Turn off the oven and leave the sheets in the oven overnight. Remove the sheets from the oven and let cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
How to use preserved sweet potatoes
Dehydrated sweet potatoes can be used in many ways. For instance, they can be added to salads, soups, stews, casseroles, and even desserts such as pies and cobblers. Sweet potatoes can also be used as a side dish or snack. To use them in recipes, simply follow the instructions provided by the recipe.
How do you store sweet potatoes long term?
Store your sweet potatoes in a cool dry place. Sweet potatoes are very perishable and if stored properly, they will last for months. Keep them away from direct sunlight and moisture. Store them in a plastic bag or wrap them in newspaper. Do not wash them until ready to eat.
How do you preserve sweet potatoes traditionally?
To preserve sweet potatoes, simply wash them well and dry them thoroughly. Then wrap them individually in aluminum foil and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes. This method works great for preserving sweet potatoes throughout the year.
How do you store sweet potatoes for the winter?
Store sweet potatoes in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Sweet potatoes can be stored for several months if properly stored.