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Yams and Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

Yam

Yam

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Yams and sweet potatoes are part and parcel of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, especially in the southern part of the United States. These can come in the form of a pie, an open tart, or simply as a plain dish of gooey caramelized goodness. They can come embellished with orange zest or topped with marshmallows. Some cooks will prepare them with a touch of bourbon and a splash of lemon juice so that you get a sweet-tart dessert in contrast to the turkey, the centerpiece of the meal.

Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?

The orange tubers served as Thanksgiving dessert are usually called yams, but they are actually sweet potatoes. There is a difference between a yam and a sweet potato, and although the dividing line between these two terms has blurred, the yam is a substantially different from the sweet potato. “What is the Difference Between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?” According to NCS Sweet Potatoes,” A true yam is a starchy edible root of the Dioscorea genus, and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly and very low in beta carotene.” [Read more…]

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