In this case, store raw yams in an airtight container in the freezer for 5 days AT MOST before cooking (do not thaw, boil right out of the freezer). This is only OK to do if you are storing very healthy yams.
Besides, how do you freeze fresh yams?
How to Freeze Yams
- Cook. Cook yams as desired, then mash or slice them to prepare for freezing.
- Place. Place in a Freezer Zipper bag or FreezerWare™ container, leaving 1/2-inch headroom.
- Seal, removing excess air (if using bags) then place in deepest part of the freezer.
One may also ask, can you freeze cut up yams? Peeled yams are prone to oxidation so they should never be exposed to air after freezing. This means boiled cut yams should be used as soon as they are taken from the freezer. If you‘re not cooking the thawed yams immediately, try immersing the yams in salted water until you‘re ready to cook.
Consequently, how do you store raw yams?
To maximize the shelf life of yams, store in a cool (45-55° F; warmer than the refrigerator, but colder than normal room temperature) dark area; under those storage conditions, yams will last about 1 month. To further extend shelf life of yams, store in a loosely covered bag or basket to allow for air circulation.
How do you know if a yam is bad?
Some common traits of bad sweet potatoes are discoloration and growths through the skin. They will begin to get soft and wet (water will leak out) and then turn brown and/or black. If part of the sweet potato goes bad, the whole potato should be thrown out as the flavor is affected.