Raw whole and halved sweet potato on a brown background.
The Step You Should Never Pass On While Meal Prepping Sweet Potatoes
While raw sweet potatoes are best stored in dry and dark places, cut sweet potatoes should be doused in water to stop the oxidation process until you’re ready to use them.
As soon as a sweet potato is cut, the flesh quickly dries out and even starts turning brown. By putting your cut sweet potato in water in the fridge, it can last about four days.
Keep in mind, if you’ve roasted your potatoes in advance, there’s no need to soak them in water. Cut and cooked potatoes can simply be sealed and refrigerated.
If raw, whole sweet potatoes are stored in the fridge, they’ll develop an off-flavor and become overly hard. Keep them in their dry, dark place until you’re ready to prep them.