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Rainy Weather Patterns Affect Sweet Potato Condition

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Sweet potatoes are harvested once a year in late August to early September, stored and then packed to order.  Sweet Potatoes can tolerate high heat however, they preferred to be stored in a cool and dry place.  As the season goes on they go to sleep, only to be woken up once they are removed from the micro-environments they are stored in.  As the rainy weather starts we have gone from an extremely dry environment to a very wet environment. The excess moisture in the air is the catalyst for the sweet potatoes to wake up and can cause them to have a shorter shelf life.

 During the wet winter months we recommend:

*Not washing sweet potatoes until they are ready to be cooked.

*Store in a cool (over 55 degrees F), dry, well-ventilated area away from light.

*Do not refrigerate sweet potatoes unless they are already cooked. Cold temperatures will give sweet potatoes a hard core and affect the flavor.

Try these delicious sweet potato recipes all year long.

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