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www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-yams-and-sweet-potatoes-word-of-mouth-211176

Oct 23, 2017 ... Would you be surprised if I told you that all those times you thought you were eating yams, you were likely eating a sweet potato, and that you probably haven't ever actually had a true yam? And yet yam and sweet potato do mean different things in grocery stores. Here's the scoop on these tubers, with tips ...

www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/sweet-potatoes-101/difference-between-yam-and-sweet-potato

What's in a name? 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 even tasted a yam! That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in  ...

www.epicurious.com/ingredients/whats-the-difference-between-sweet-potatoes-and-yams-article

Nov 14, 2017 ... Find out the difference between yams and sweet potatoes, what to look for at the store when buying the tubers, and how to store them at home.

www.thespruce.com/sweet-potatoes-vs-yams-1808067

Sep 14, 2017 ... Many times the names "sweet potato" and "yam" are used interchangeably in conversation, in cooking and even at the supermarket. But they are really two different vegetables. In fact, although they are both root vegetables, they belong to two different plant families--the sweet potato is from the morning ...

www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/sweet-potato-vs-yam

If you've ever scanned the produce aisle for some sweet potatoes, spotted a sign for yams, and thought, “Well, they're basically the same thing... right?” you're not alone. While they're often marketed interchangeably (most likely because of a somewhat similar appearance), the truth is, yams and sweet potatoes are very ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/25/difference-between-sweet-potatoes-and-yams_n_1097840.html

Nov 25, 2013 ... The other has a copper skin with an orange flesh that is sweet and soft. All sweet potato varieties generally have the same shape and size — they are tapered at the ends and much smaller than the aforementioned yams. Americans have been calling the orange-fleshed variety of sweet potatoesyams” ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/sweet-potatoes-or-yams_n_4325275.html

Nov 26, 2013 ... More than any other political or serious question at the Thanksgiving dinner table , one question remains the most pressing every year: Are those sweet potatoes or yams? America, the answer is devastatingly simple and obvious. So, in order to make your intense Thanksgiving discussions a little easier, ...

www.bonappetit.com/story/difference-between-sweet-potato-and-yam

Sep 13, 2017 ... White sweet potatoes may look like russets, but they're loaded with some of the same fiber and vitamins that orange sweet potatoes have—though not as much beta-carotene. Since they're a little drier in texture, Heck suggests using them for gnocchi so you can control the amount of moisture in the dough.

www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sweetpotato.html

Although yams and sweet potatoes are both angiosperms (flowering plants), they are not related botanically. Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic seed leaf) and from the Dioscoreaceae or Yam family. Sweet Potatoes, often called 'yams', are a dicot (a plant having two embryonic seed leaves) and are from ...