Question by  Greg50 (59)

What's the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

Is it just a different regional name?


Answer by  1990david (414)

There is actually no difference in the name except people say sweet potatoes when they bake it and yams when they put a little brown sugar in them.


Answer by  littlegee (192)

Sweet potatoes are dicots, meaning when they being to grow, they have two embryonic seed leaves. Yams on the other hand, are monocot meaning when they grow, they only have one embryonic seed leaf. Though they look and may taste the same, they come from two completely different families of plants. Yams are known to be sweeter.

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