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Sweet potatoes versus yams, with 12 recipes
Sweet potatoes versus yams, with 12 recipes

Sweet potatoes or yams? Trick question. Despite what millions of Americans (and many groceries) may call them, those dark orange, moist root vegetables that you roast in sugar syrup and top with marshmallows are not yams, just another type of sweet potato. True yams in the United States are few and far between, unless you’re shopping in a particularly well-stocked African or Latin American market. And if you want to get even more nerdy, sweet potatoes aren't really potatoes. True potatoes are tubers; sweet potatoes are roots (tubers are enlarged underground stems -- they sprout leaves; roots store nutrients for the plant -- they only sprout more roots). Plant geekery aside,...

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