Raw sweet potatoes do not freeze well. For best results, allow them to cure for at least a week after harvesting, then cook them before freezing.
Sweet potatoes contain large amounts of fiber and potassium. They also provide high nutritional values of vitamin C, as well as 400 percent of a person's daily requirement of vitamin A, according to Medical News Today.
In general, it's safe to eat raw potatoes, but it isn't recommended. Uncooked potatoes do have the potential to be harmful.
Sweet potatoes come from a plant that originated in Central and South America. Archaeologists believe sweet potatoes first appeared anywhere from 2500 to 1850 B.C.E.
Sweet potatoes, edible roots from the morning glory family, are considered vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber, have no fat, and are very high in vitamins A and C and potassium.
Cook sweet potatoes by baking, roasting or boiling them, or cook them more quickly in the microwave. Sweet potatoes are delicious when cooked alone or when added to baked vegetable dishes, stews, soups, curries or pastas.
Make baked sweet potatoes by preheating an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, piercing the potatoes several times and baking them on a foil-lined baking sheet. The potatoes bake for about 45 minutes or until tender.