Creamy or firm when cooked, yams have an earthy, hardy taste and usually a minimal amount of sweetness.
Americans use the word "yam" to refer to a sweet, moist, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato. To everyone else in the world, a yam is what Americans call a tropical yam, a firm tuber with white flesh...
Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family
Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers. Yams are perennial herbaceous vines ...
When it comes to the yam, a bit of confusion. The truth is what you've been calling
a yam is most likely a sweet potato. Even more, it's possible that you've never ...
Oct 6, 2014 ... Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? Most grocery
stores offer two similar-looking tubers — some labeled as yams, ...
Nov 16, 2011 ... Before you reach for the candied yams this Thanksgiving, there's something you
need to know. They're not actually yams! All this time, many ...
Although yams and sweet potatoes are both angiosperms (flowering plants), they
are not related botanically. Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic ...
Nov 5, 2015 ... So let's get things straight: A sweet potato is not a yam. A yam is not a sweet
potato. And by the way, a sweet potato isn't even a potato—nor is a ...
Alton Brown discuses the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
Oct 17, 2016 ... If you don't know the difference between sweet potatoes and yams, it's not your
fault. Producers have been confusing us for decades.