I know I must appear frightened by sweet potatoes but this really freaked me out: I cut into this sweet potato and a few seconds later, these crazy white spots appeared. Storing Sweet Potato Fries. If you have crispy sweet potato meals, for instance, the sweet potato fries, you have to make sure that they are cool. Sweet potatoes are available year-round, but their flavor peaks in the fall and winter. So you have fresh, new potatoes that you know for a fact are still good to eat. I'm not sure if it's mold or fungus or something else completely. Sweet potatoes contain a large number of phenolic compounds, complex organic molecules that provide much of the vegetable's color, aroma and nutritive value. If harvesting the sweet potatoes yourself, use a spade fork to dig 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) beneath the soil in order to get all the roots up. Otherwise, they’ll dry out pretty quickly after they’re cut. Leaf mold ... Sweet potato feathery mottle virus and Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus: References. Can chickens eat raw sweet potatoes? One of those phenols, called chlorogenic acid, is the culprit that makes sweet potatoes -- and sometimes, regular potatoes -- darken when they're cooked. Slime molds are common in warm, moist locations but … Next, evenly spread a thin layer of the caramelized onions on top, followed by the shredded carrots. If you bake or especially when you microwave your sweet potato whole, you may notice a dark discoloration right under the peel as you peel them. Sweet potatoes, like baking potatoes, should be heavy for their size, firm, not yielding, and free of mold, blemishes, and sprouts. Sweet potatoes have higher amounts of water content than potatoes, so leaking water is a huge sign they are ready to be tossed out. Rhizopus soft rot – Another common fungal disease, Rhizopus soft rot, is caused by the fungus Rhyzopus stolonifer, also called the bread mold fungus.The infection and resulting decay usually start at one or both ends of the root. Keep the sweet potatoes away from sources of heat and moisture. Feb 14, 2017 - Mold Insight Inc works with home owners, realtors and property managers on mold testing, mold removal and infrared inspections. A moderate quantity of sweet potato skin is healthy for most dogs. The fungus has a very broad host range that includes many other vegetables, including tomato, pepper, dry bean, and onion. I cut another wedge off and the same thing happened. Yes, sweet potato vine that you get in the nursery is different than an actual edible sweet potato. White mold is caused by the soilborne fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Uncooked and uncut sweet potatoes are best stored in the pantry. Specimens collected from sweet potato plants with slime mold symptoms in fields in Daejeon, Korea were examined. Place the product in a well-ventilated area. Half a sweet potato with mold growing on the cut end illustrating food waste in an affluent society. Sep 13 # 1 of 4. Newly harvested sweet potatoes with the roots still attached are the best option to use. If the sweet potatoes start turning soft or mushy, they have gone bad. They should also have a taut, not wrinkly, skin. Fill the pan or food mold about one-­â€third of its height with the sweet potato. If the product took on an off-color or flavor, the sweet potatoes are no … Another difference to check is whether the sweet potato is leaking moisture. How to store sweet potatoes. Back in the day, our ancestors had root cellars where they stored potatoes, onions, beets, and other vegetables for the winter. When kept in the pantry, uncooked sweet potatoes will stay fresh for 1 to 2 months, depending on the season. It should be an airtight container. You can remove the spots, and cook and enjoy the rest of the sweet potato. This video is an updated version of my original Sweet Potato 101 (we've corrected the sound and shot it in HD). If the sweet potatoes have developed an off-odor, toss the tubers in the trash. Light background. Gray mold is a disease of potato foliage and tubers caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber as well as beta carotene, a source of antioxidants. Adults are white insects (up to 3/32 inch) that resemble tiny moths. A study conducted on sweet potatoes as chicken feed identified that both raw and cooked sweet potatoes make perfect chicken feed. Sweet potatoes are the next star of this simple kitty treat, and like the salmon is also full of great health benefits. This is the first report that the two species of Myxomycetes cause slime mold of sweet potato in Korea. Botrytis cinerea is a necrotrophic fungus that affects many plant species, although its most notable hosts may be wine grapes.In viticulture, it is commonly known as "botrytis bunch rot"; in horticulture, it is usually called "grey mould" or "gray mold".. First, you will need good containers for your storage. They are often found on the undersides of leaves and are often associated with honeydew and sooty molds. When you dig the ornamental ones up at the end of the season they do in fact produce some type of sweet potato, but it’s not the kind we produce for eating. For cooked or mashed sweet potatoes, check for the presence of mold. The sweet potato whitefly is the most common species of whitefly on sweet potato. Contact 604 729 4261 for details. This can be a really tricky question for most people. Botryotinia fuckeliana [teleomorph] Java black rot Lasiodiplodia theobromae = Diplodia gossypina. Make sure you've cut off all the mold and any 'soft' patches on the sweet potato. Gray mold rot Botrytis cinerea. Plump sweet potatoes store just as well as skinny ones, and they have more usable "meat" to consume. Sweet potatoes are susceptible to Rhizopus soft rot, a disease caused by a common fungus that can destroy sweet potatoes after they are removed from storage and washed but before they arrive at the market. Ways to Store Potatoes and How Long They Last. But its just on the skin and the potatoes aren't soft and the inside looks normal. The irst layer is the mashed sweet potato mixture. Although it is safe for dogs to eat sweet potato skin, make sure that there is no mold (can be toxic) on it.Therefore, check the sweet potato skin thoroughly and scrub it well before feeding it to your canine companion. But enough with the healthy stuff! You can absolutely cut sweet potatoes a day or two in advance, but make sure to store them in cold water in the refrigerator. This pathogen causes disease in more than 400 plant species. They grow best at temperatures in excess of 25°C (77°F) in well-draining, loamy soil with a pH of 5.6–6.6. Other Sweet Potato Rots. Sweet potatoes should be planted in full sun and require plenty of space as the vines will spread over large areas. Two species of Myxomycetes, Fuligo septica and Stemonitis herbatica were identified based on their morphological characteristics. Q: What are these spongy growths on my sweet potato plant? Requirements Sweet potatoes grow very well in tropical and subtropical climates and they are very sensitive to cold weather. Storing cut sweet potatoes without water. Dessert on a wooden table in the kitchen. Yeah, chickens can eat raw sweet potatoes and cooked sweet potatoes. Cutting sweet potatoes in advance is a great way to meal-prep your way to an easier weeknight dinner. White Fuzzy Stuff On Potatoes Page 1. Spice Place Cooking Forum > Cooking > Cooking Talk > Thread: White Fuzzy Stuff On Potatoes Posted By: Ashworth3715 . (The dirt prevents mold and helps prolong the potato’s cellar life.) Slime mold on sweet potato stems. Tasty cupcakes decorated with chocolate. When it comes to pithy sweet potatoes, as long as the inside of the potato has only a few holes here and there, it should be perfectly safe to eat.. How to Root Sweet Potatoes in a Jar. Mold and mildew has set in and to me, no matter how much you dig it out, it's still gross and has infected the natural starches/sugars in your potato. Alternate host species in Idaho include dry beans, peas, alfalfa, and some common weeds found in potato fields such as redroot pigweed, common lambsquarters, and nightshade. With raw potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, avocadoes, etc., when you peel them and they are exposed to oxygen, the oxidation process begins turning them brown/grey. Mold, Order Mucorales. It probably won't kill you if you eat it, but it may not taste very nice. They’re shaped kind of like eggs. This method should keep the sweet potatoes in the exact same manner without compromising the texture. The molds on sweet potatoes are highly toxic to chickens and can cause severe infections in them. A: This is a harmless slime mold growing on the plant stems. The exception is mold spots; if a sweet potato has begun to mold, throw it away. Sweet potatoes with thin skins you can easily rub off will be lacking in sweetness and flavor, says the Mississippi farmer’s daughter. Mycelium and spores on sweet potato; True fungus (division Eumycota) on a sweet … It is not really a mold or a fungus. The fungus gives rise to two different kinds of infections on grapes. White mold, also called Sclerotinia stem rot, is fast becoming an important disease in Michigan potato fields. Alton recommends choosing specimens that are heavy for their size and free of any soft spots or sprouts. Humid conditions foster this disease. 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