What’s The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?


Is it a yam or is it a sweet potato? Hilah settles this age-old Thanksgiving table debate and shows you some cooking methods for sweet potatoes. In most parts of the U.S., stores will market Sweet Potatoes as YAMS. That’s right. You’ve been lied to. whats-the-difference

Or maybe you already knew the difference. If you did, you deserve bragging rights for your food knowldege.

Here’s an actual Yam:

Image result for actual yamIt’s white, hairy, and totally different from the orange sweet potato we’re used to. That’s not to say that Yams don’t taste good, tzoete-aardappelhey’re great! But if you’re expecting that orange gold for a sweet casserole or fries, you’ll be looking for a sweet potato. AKA the orange alternative.


  • Bonus Recipe: Bake a Sweet Potato and add some chili on top – a great combo of spicy and sweet. MMM.

So now you know the truth! Spread the word and check out more fall veggie tips from Hilah on HGMM like how to make homemade pumpkin puree! Check out more from Hilah Cooking!

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