Potatoes and Yams are quite different from one another. While both are edible tubers, they are markedly different in texture, flavour and cooking times. To confuse the subject further, the word yam is used to refer quite different families of tubers. In most of the world, Yam is the common name for group of tubers native to Africa and Asia. In the southern parts of the United States the word is used to refer to a group of tubers native to South America - which are called sweet potatoes elsewhere.
I believe the names are used interchangeably. Yes, they are the same thing. in America sweet potato is called yam. the Indian yam is not the same as sweet potato... sweet potato is long pink in colour and yam is also called the elephant yam is pretty big compared to sweet potato and round in shape.
yes you can but it will not be the same.
Its a yam
Yam, and sweet potato are like a potato, except they are sweet. With yam being sweeter than the sweet potato, they are not the same plant despite popular belief. Also a vegetable called celery root, or celariac can apparently be made to taste like mashed potatoes. Yam and sweet potato are root tubers Celariac is a root vegetable
Yam is a vegetable. It is a other name for sweet potato.
yam, sweet potato
This is a yam.
ginger potato yam
Three letters , very yummy , much like a sweet potato but is called something different it a ..... YAM! YAM!
A sweet potato is also known as a yam.
An air potato is a species of yam, Latin name Dioscorea bulbifera.
A sweet potato is more like a yam and has a higher sugar content.
Yam Potato Manioc
a yam, or sweet potato, looks like a large potato. The inside is orange and the skin has a more red/orange tone than most potatoes.
It depends which plant is used for the starch. Some of the names are simply based on the name of the plant.Some major examples are:Cassava (or Manioc): Tapioca, Farinha, Gari.Potato: Potato Starch.Sweet Potato: Sweet Potato Starch.Taro: Poi.Yam (not the same plant as Sweet Potato): Yam Starch.Arrowroot starch is made from a variety of different plants.
A yam is: A vine root that resembles a large white floury potato and is eaten cooked as a vegetable.
Yellow yam is a starchy tuberous vegetable grown on a vine. Variations are common all over the world, but especially in west Africa. Contrary to popular myth it is NOT the same as a sweet potato.
That is a "yam".