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Yam or Sweet Potato?

Posted by Deeby 9b (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 7, 14 at 23:06

Is the dark orange one a yam and the light greenish tan one a sweet potato?


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RE: Yam or Sweet Potato?

Other way around. Also, yams are short-day plants and grow only in the tropics.


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RE: Yam or Sweet Potato?

The names are used SO interchangeably that I used to get confused.. A lot of sweet potatoes in my area are sold as yams. I don't even think I've seen a true yam in real life but from what I see from pics, true yams have a slight woody appearance.

http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/yam-sweet-potato


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RE: Yam or Sweet Potato?

Agreed. A yam is an exotic tropical that will only grow in a frost free zone.


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RE: Yam or Sweet Potato?

Thanks.


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