Sweet potatoes, like white potatoes, aren't refrigerated in the vegetable department, so how do you keep them fresh until you need them?
Sweet potatoes should be stored in a dark, well-ventilated room. Sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated.
If you prefer to keep sweet potatoes on your counter, keep an eye on them since sunshine might trigger sprouting.
Another critical storage note? The discoloration of interior tissue and general degradation may result from refrigerating raw sweet.
If the potatoes start to mold or degrade, either in the fridge or on the counter, compost or dump them.
No longer than two hours at room temperature before refrigerating or freezing cooked food.