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    Posted: Jan 20 2016 at 12:19am

What Is The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

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What’s in a name? When it comes to the yam, a bit of confusion. The truth is what you’ve been calling a yam is most likely a sweet potato. Even more, it’s possible that you’ve never even tasted a yam!

That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes. So where did all of the confusion come from? Let’s break down the main differences between yams and sweet potatoes!

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A true yam (left) compared to an orange-fleshed sweet potato (right).

Yam vs. Sweet Potato:

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.

Depending on the variety, sweet potato flesh can vary from white to orange and even purple. The orange-fleshed variety was introduced to the United States several decades ago. In order to distinguish it from the white variety everyone was accustomed to, producers and shippers chose the English form of the African word “nyami” and labeled them “yams.”

Even though the USDA requires that orange-colored sweet potatoes always be labeled “sweet potato,” most people still think of sweet potatoes as yams regardless of their true identity.

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I am starting the "Magic  Soup" diet tomorrow.   It's the week of Christmas,  but I can't hold out any longer.  Since I have not had Wine for 2 weeks,  I will take advantage of this 'dry' spell.
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I'm feeling heavy this week...hmmm I doubt I will get another 4 and 3/4pounds off this week!!

Follow my progress if you want http://crownedego.wordpress.com/dont-say-diet/

Came back to give you my results (over a year later lol - I forgot about this thread Embarrassed)

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Made it through the holiday hopefully not doing too much damage.

Had Pizza and a few glasses of Wine.

That Pizza crust satisfied a craving I was not aware I had .

I can now move on.


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I have been really good with my eating.
Weight is coming off, but I have to do much better keeping it off .
Did a little exercise this morning. Hoping to do a little more this evening.

Getting through the Holiday weekend should be interesting   
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Today is the 5th & last day of CINCH.
I really desire to eat more Fruit.
So I will eat different Melons and some Brown Rice for a few days.
Weight loss on CINCH Fast Forward went well and got me over that slump.
Clothes fitting much better, but most importantly, I feel lighter.




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Originally posted by Brjasuga51 Brjasuga51 wrote:

Originally posted by Benni Benni wrote:

Getting used to this diet

Hard to do when I decided to quit smoking at the same time (2nd attempt )

Hanging in there

Keep going



Thanks Brjasugar

I have my weak moments with craving certain foods, a glass of Wine or a cig.

I am afraid to leave the house    
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Originally posted by Benni Benni wrote:

Getting used to this diet

Hard to do when I decided to quit smoking at the same time (2nd attempt )

Hanging in there

Keep going
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