Sweet Potato or Yam? What’s the difference?

shutterstock_177108227November 5 — Is it a sweet potato or a yam — it’s another great American debate. Here are the facts:

  1. What we are eating in America every day is a sweet potato, and they come in a variety of colors including the traditional orange, as well as white, or even purple.
  2. Yams are grown in Africa and Latin America — and they can get really huge, like 3 feet long.  They also have a scaly, thick skin and need to be pounded out and boiled for a long time to be prepared correctly.

At Thanksgiving, our students love to make delicious sweet potato fries. Click here for the recipe. Enjoy!