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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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30 Comments
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
Tom Ayer
The difference is the name no just kidding. The Lady with all the facts was quite an actress maybe do some Shakespeare's I'll by a ticket.
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Feb 3, 2018 2:54AM
Flo Standell
Wrong other way aroundErnesto S Rodriguez,
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Dec 18, 2017 8:44PM
auvalish
Nice to know
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Dec 7, 2017 8:42PM
Ed Bona
Taste the same to me.
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Nov 7, 2017 4:58AM
Wanda Holl
Thank you for clarifying the differences between yams and sweet potatoes.I knew that yams were white inside and sweet potatoes were orange ,but I didn't know yams are indigenous to Africa,thus causing the confusion.
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Sep 30, 2017 3:48AM
Carl Rosignol
Man, must not be dead, still learning stuff
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Sep 8, 2017 11:08PM
Marion David Mooney
Both are the tubers of flowering plants
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Aug 29, 2017 11:44AM
Connie Hurley
Thanks for the information. I also thought they were the same thing, just a different variety.
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Jul 31, 2017 5:30PM
Noel Dsouza
Yam has a thick coarse covering, a sweet potato has a rather smooth skin
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Jul 28, 2017 1:59AM
Carol Perkins
I'll tell you the difference. Yams are good, sweet potatoes are not.
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Jul 11, 2017 6:14PM
Gail Beamon
I don't care for yams love sweet potatoes.Not too long ago I found out the difference I only know I like the orange one.lol
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Jun 10, 2017 3:55PM
Christa Bruederlin
good one spencer
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Jun 9, 2017 3:01PM
candice_walker
For us Jamaicans, yam is the larger one and we don't call the other one sweet potato
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May 22, 2017 6:27AM
Ron Barnes
Interesting and funny at same time. What I take from the video is that living in the US, I've never tasted a yam. LOL
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Apr 9, 2017 7:54PM
Carole Ann Loll
Glad to know the difference at long last.
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Mar 27, 2017 11:42PM

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