Glucose, fructose, sucrose and free amino acids were measured in stored Russet Burbank potatoes treated with sprout inhibitors isopropyl-N-(3-chlorophenyl) carbamate (CIPC), 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (DMN), cineole and salicylaldehyde. Storage effects on sugar and amino acid contents were dependent on the specific sprout inhibitor. Salicylaldehyde treatment (200 ppm) produced a rapid increase of reducing sugar content and a greater amount of free amino acids than other treatments. A smaller amount of tyrosine was found in DMN (40 ppm) treated tubers compared to all other treatments. After 16 wk at 7°C, all potatoes treated with inhibitors had 10.5–11.8 mg/g dry weight reducing sugar content which would be considered acceptable for French fry processing.