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Sweet Potatoes or Yams? Comment Below.
Nov 18/16

Sweet Potatoes or Yams? Comment Below. Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

It comes candied in casserole or buttered with cinnamon and sugar, but what is the true name of this turbulent tuber?

Although some varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) are also called "yam" in parts of the United States and Canada, the sweet potato is not part of the family Dioscoreaceae, but belongs in the unrelated morning glory family Convolvulaceae.


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