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Sweet potato -- or yam?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by goalmouth, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Clearly, a yam is NOT a sweet potato, right?

    I tried telling that to the stock guy at Shop-Rite last night, but he averred.

    Yams are long and pointy, sweet potatoes are round, right? RIGHT?

    Please, someone help me out here. I don't want to settle for a fubar tuber.
     
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Yams and sweet potatoes are indeed different. Had this debate last week. What you're most likely to find in U.S. grocery stores are sweet potatoes.
     
  3. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yams

    I (heart) Wikipedia disambiguation pages.
     
  4. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    from the link:

    so yeah, while technically they are different vegetables, the terms are used interchangeably in supermarkets.

    fwiw, i love sweet potatoes. mashed, grilled, fried, baked, pretty much any way you can do 'em up. and they're good for you, too.
     
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