Yam is a root vegetable that is commonly used in the making of salads, stews, and stir-fries. It can also be made into pickles and other preserved foods. Yams are available all year round but they are most commonly grown during the summer months. Yam is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K as well as fiber which makes it a great addition to any diet. They also contain potassium which helps to maintain blood pressure levels while regulating your metabolism rate at the same time. The best way to store yams is in the refrigerator because it will ensure that they stay fresh for longer periods of time without losing their nutritional value or taste quality.

However, if you have no choice but to store them outside of refrigeration then you should do so immediately after purchase by placing them inside a plastic bag or container before storing them in a cool dark place away from moisture sources such as rainwater runoff or sprinklers (if applicable).

Yams are a root vegetable that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. To store yams, place them in a plastic bag and keep it in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. You can also use a paper bag instead of plastic if you prefer. Make sure that the yams are not cut open or peeled, and that they are completely dry before storing them in the refrigerator. If you have any leftover yams from dinner or another meal, then you can store them in this manner as well.

Yams are delicious, but they don’t last long if you don’t store them properly. You can keep yams in the fridge for a few days, but only if you follow these three steps: cut your yam into pieces and dry it thoroughly, put the pieces in an open container (such as a jar or basket), and leave it on the counter for up to 5 days. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to preserve your yams until you’re ready to cook them.

Step 1

  • Cut yams into small pieces, then dry the pieces in the sun.
  • Store in a cool, dark place like a pantry or basement.
  • Store it in an open container or covered with cloth (the latter will keep pests out).
  • Make sure your yam storage area has enough ventilation and is kept at room temperature or slightly below—you don’t want to freeze them.

Cut into pieces and dry them.

  • Cut the yam into pieces.
  • Dry the pieces in the sun.
  • Dry the pieces in an oven.
  • Dry the pieces in a microwave.
  • Dehydrate them using a dehydrator (if you have one).

Step 2

You will need to store your yams in an open container, such as a jar or basket, covered in cloth and kept in a cool area. This prevents moisture from collecting on their surface and spoiling the tuber.

Place the cuttings on top of each other so that no water seeps into them. If you choose to use a pot or bowl for storage, make sure that it has holes at the bottom for drainage and does not have any cracks which could allow moisture to penetrate inside. Some people also recommend placing some gravel at the bottom of pots to help prevent water from entering inside—however this may not be necessary if holes are made in your pot’s base to allow free flow of air between its walls.

Store in an open container, such as a jar or basket, covered in cloth and kept in a cool area.

Store it in an open container, such as a jar or basket, covered in cloth and kept in a cool area. The temperature of the room where you store your yams will affect how long they can stay fresh. If it’s too hot, they’ll spoil more quickly. You can store them for up to 5 days this way if you keep them out of direct sunlight.

Step 3

  • Put the yams in a dry, warm place for up to 5 days.
  • Store in an open container, such as a jar or basket, covered in cloth and kept in a cool area.
  • Wash and peel the yams.

Cut into pieces and dry them. Prepare a large bowl of cold water with milk added to it and immerse them into it for 10 minutes then drain. Leave for up to 5 days until they are fully dried out before storing them long-term (in jars/baskets).

Leave for up to 5 days for yams to dry fully.

After you’ve cooked and peeled your yams, you can leave them in the fridge to dry for up to five days. But if it’s warm outside, they will dry faster than they would in a cool room. If the weather is warm during that week and your family eats all of the yam fries before they’ve had time to go through their entire drying process, don’t despair—you can always move their container into a cooler location and try again another day.

If you’re storing yams for longer than five days, keep them in a cool place with plenty of airflow; this will help ensure that moisture doesn’t build up on their surface while they’re waiting around.

Dry the yam cuttings before storing overnight

  • Dry the yam cuttings before storing overnight. The final step in this process is to dry the yam cuttings so that they do not rot or mold. This can be achieved by placing them on a towel in a cool, dry place and covering them with another towel or cloth. Leave for up to 5 days for yams to dry fully before storing in an open container, such as a jar or basket, covered in cloth.

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