You'll never guess: the difference between yams and sweet potatoes

There are so many similar products, but still they have differences. For example, yams and sweet potatoes. Why do we need them both and what is their history? Just watch this exciting video to find out the most interesting things about these tubers!



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24 Comments
Anita Calpito
Very interesting.... I always thought they were the same thing..
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Jan 10, 2017 10:23PM
Jim Lillian
Interesting
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Jan 10, 2017 10:37PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Informative, thanks.
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Jan 10, 2017 11:01PM
Ernesto S Rodriguez
Sweet potatoe is white inside & darker outside (the larger one shown) and harder consistency as for the yam is yellow-orange inside & lighter outide ( the smaller one shown) and is softer and tends to be stringy in nature.
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Jan 10, 2017 11:42PM
Joe Sanders
Joe Sanders
Wrong
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Jan 11, 2017 12:59AM
Kat Frederick
Kat Frederick
ANITA CALPITO...Nope, they're not the same thing, at all. I've known this, for years. Yams don't grow here! They only grow in places, like Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Oceania. So, what people, here, in the USA call Yams, are actually Sweet Taters! I love Sweet Tater Pie! :)
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Jan 11, 2017 1:43AM
Spencer Young
I Yam what I Yam and that's all that I Yam. Ug gug gug gug
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Jan 11, 2017 4:02AM
Carol Turner
Can yams be cooked the same way as potatoes or sweet potatoes? I didn't know about the history of yams before.
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Jan 11, 2017 2:40PM
Lola Neal
Lola Neal
yes I know this, learned this in 5 grade
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Jan 11, 2017 3:11PM
Darrell Crawford
She didn't clear this issue up.
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Jan 11, 2017 6:48PM
Peggy March
Actually not all yams have yellow flesh. We grow many types of yams in Jamaica. The one with the yellow flesh we call yellow yam. We also grow white yam,negro yam. renta yam and many others which have white or off-white flesh.I love them.
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Jan 11, 2017 9:09PM
Gloria-Marie Alvarez Agleham
Good to know...didn't really know before
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Jan 13, 2017 12:38AM
Marilou Tuason
Interesting!
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Mar 20, 2017 4:08PM
Frannie Budryk
Very interedting
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Mar 23, 2017 6:39PM
Karla Crary
Enjoyed this little bit of interesting trivia!
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Mar 25, 2017 9:59AM

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