Ask Sid: Sweet Potato vs Yam

January 28th, 2015
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Question: When grocery shopping I often find it difficult to determine whether I am buying yams or sweet potato. How do I distinguish between them?

Answer: Yes this can be tricky and sometimes they are even mislabelled in the stores.  I use the simple guide that a sweet potato has a smooth thin skin with quite noticeable tapered ends compared to the rougher often larger and hairy yam. There is a fun quick quiz you can try to answer here.

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January 28th, 2015

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