What Is the Difference between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

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The difference between yams and sweet potatoes is that yams are much larger than sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are smooth and have a thin skin while yams are rough and have scaly skin. Sweet potatoes are sweeter than yams.
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Sweet potatoes are yellow or orange tubers, elongated with ends that taper to a point, and are popular in the American South. Yams are tubers of a tropical vine, with brown or black skin and off-white, purple or red flesh. They grow in tropical climates.
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Yams are often a purple, opaque but fleshy looking ribbed thing that grows on a vine in tropical areas. Whereas sweet potatoes are hard, potato like tubers which grow in the ground.
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1. Look at the shape and size when you want to tell the difference in yams and sweet potatoes. This is the most immediate noticeable difference. A sweet potato has a thin skin and
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Both Yams and Sweet Potatoes are tubers. Yams are the tubers of a plant in the genus Dioscorea, there are many different cultivars of this plant that are referred to as Yams. Their
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A yam and a sweet potato are two entirely different vegetables.
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