Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Is a yam the same as a potato?

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Answered 2008-11-25 01:14:29

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.

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Is a sweet potato the same as a yam?

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.

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Is yam a fruit?

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What plant has a root that looks like a potato?

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Starting with y is a sweet potato?

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What is a sweet potato with reddish flesh?

Three letters , very yummy , much like a sweet potato but is called something different it a ..... YAM! YAM!

What is a three letter word for sweet potato?

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What is an air potato?

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What is the difference between a sweat potato and a potato?

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Can dog eat yam or sweet potato?

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What are the names of tubers plant?

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What does yam look like?

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What are the names of edible starches from rhizomes?

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What is the definition of yam?

A yam is: A vine root that resembles a large white floury potato and is eaten cooked as a vegetable.

What is yellow yam?

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