Best Way To Store Yams?

@NailTech (6890)
United States
August 3, 2012 6:11pm CST
What's the best way to store sweet potatoes/yams? Does anyone out there refrigerate them until time to cook? Does keeping them in a paper bag help? Ours keep turning moldy in those plastic produce bags. Yuck.
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@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 12
You should not keep them in closed container like plastic bag. they produce some kind of gas, and if the gas get collected in plastic bag, it speed up the degrading process or rotten process of the yam. it is better if you put them in some sort of basket, that let the yam have some air space. refrain from washing the dirt off your yam until the time you are going to use it. the dirt actually helps keeping the yam stay fresh longer. refrigerating is a good idea, if you have one. but refrigerated yam have a not-so-fresh aftertaste, if you know the differences.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
4 Aug 12
Thank you shaqziad, I did not know all that about yams. I just thought they would do OK in the plastic bag but now I know different. Alot of helpful and knowledgable advice there, wow. Thanks for taking the time to answer one of my discussions, i do appreciate your time and all.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 12
I happened to learn fermentation in uni, and i have a very annoying mom who live frugally she does not want anything to go to waste. Thank her for that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Aug 12
U should take anything u buy out of the plastic bags as soon as u get home from the grocery.Everything sweats in those bags & will ruin in no time if u leave your produce in them.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
5 Aug 12
OK, will do that. I just hate to put some of those fruits in the fruit bowl altogether as I feel like the produce stays cleaner in the bag. But now that you mention about the sweating, I think you're right. I have an avocado in a bag that I need to take out. It's getting very soft. But it is in the fridge now. Thanks for the input, a second opinion is always appreciated. And a third, fourth, etc too so I hope more people will still respond anyways.