Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Your Turn

Without Googling, could you tell the difference between a yam and a sweet potato.

40 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

No

sandybrook said...

No but one may be bigger than the other.

herbert arnold said...

i wouldnt know for sure but i think there is a difference in color

YummyBoogers said...

Aren't they the same?? 🤔🤔

Gator said...

Yes...Yams are dark orange and yummy, sweet potatoes are dark yellow and taste funny. People always get them mixed up.

Brayson87 said...
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herbert arnold said...

@yummyboogers. i think you nailed it!

Brayson87 said...

I'd like to think so, don't know much about yams but do know sweet potatoes. Also, WGAF?

Oh wait is this a veiled reference towards a$$ vs kitty?

herbert arnold said...

@gator...ah there we have it.

Guesser said...

Sweet potatoes are misidentified as yams. They look nothing alike. Those orange tubers you eat are all sweet potatoes. Somewhere along the way they started calling them yams. Some of my relatives call red bell peppers mangos, but they sure aren't.

Alf Landon said...

Yams are starchy root veggies like yucca. Sweet potatoes are better tasting. Gator got them mixed up

MeliticusBee said...

Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors. Most people have never actually eaten a yam....but think they have because growers in Louisiana marketed their cheap orange sweet potatoes as yams to sell for creole cooking - even though they are not.
Actual yams are found in Caribbean or West African cooking (hence louisiana "yams")...or at specialty grocery stores.

This according to bon appetit
https://www.bonappetit.com/story/difference-between-sweet-potato-and-yam

Brayson87 said...

Yeah I'm not a fan of yuca lol

Gator said...

No, they are not the same in color or taste...duh

MeliticusBee said...

@brayson....how do you feel about cactus?

Gator said...

And they're BOTH root vegetables, Jesus Christ.

AbbyRock said...

Don't like either of them and no, do not know the difference.

Brayson87 said...

@Mel, Put it in cider.

cheesegrater15 said...

Aren't yams more purplish and sweet potatoes more orange?

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

I can not. And neither can the grocery store.

TeeHee@U said...

@MeticulusBee... I had no idea sweet potatoes vs. yams were like the champagne vs. Prosecco difference. Cool. The more you learn :)

Vita said...

Nope. Looked it up once, and they said interchangeable, so I stopped thinking about it.

Ann said...

No and I doubt most grocery stores can either.

MeliticusBee said...

@Brayson - cactus cider - curious.
I would be unlikely to drink it as I don't really like prickly pears or nopalitos - just slimey and tasteless if you ask me...only no one did.
Prickly pear flowers are pretty though in a Texas kind of way - left on the side of the road or driveway.

SDJ said...

Yes.
I can also tell the difference between a rhutabaga and a turnip. Rhutabaga for the win.

DarylsBigFan said...

I don't "do" the day called thanksgiving. Not a drinker. Don't eat defenseless cows, pigs or birds. I don't care for football. Also don't like some slave owner from 250 yrs ago, telling me what day I must do what .

Low Key said...

How can you tell somebody is vegan?


Don't have to, they tell YOU.

AbbyRock said...

Daryl...
"Modern Thanksgiving was first officially called for in all states in 1863 by a presidential proclamation of Abraham Lincoln. Influenced by the campaigning of author Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote letters to politicians for around 40 years trying to make it an official holiday, Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving on the final Thursday in November, explicitly in celebration of the bounties that had continued to fall on the Union and for the military successes in the war."

My niece and her husband are vegan and we have vegetable dishes for them. I don't eat pigs or birds but do appreciate beef.

As you can see in the quotes, it's Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, who is responsible for Thanksgiving as we celebrate it today.

Milk, No Sugar said...

Absolutely! Yams look like little fat thumbs; and kumara / sweet potatoes resemble red potatoes on the outer, and are golden once peeled back (although, some regular potato types are also golden when peeled back).

Yams are an excellent addition to a roast dinner - just pop them into the oven dish along with the meat and other vegetables with a little oil and fresh rosemary.

Kumara are a staple in our household ... I love to peel them, chop them up into fries, and put them in my air fryer for 20 minutes, resulting in lovely crispy fries.

Brayson87 said...

@Mel, It's an old joke about what to do if someone gets a splinter or prick in their hand.

DarylsBigFan said...

It started with Adams and Jefferson. Slave owners.
All Lincoln did, was sign a piece of paper.
And no I don't need someone from 160 years ago telling me "you must do This, On the Gourth Thursday of This Month" I don't live my life that way...
Love and compassion change the world... not fear, beer, and hate.
As long as America continues to butcher cows and pigs, kept in terror in cages, America will stay in low vibration.

DarylsBigFan said...

*Fourth

Milk, No Sugar said...

Good on you Daryl.

I'm in Oceania and not American so don't 'do' Thanksgiving but I like the tradition of giving thanks. But I agree with you about the butchering of animals. I used to eat meat but after a spiritual awakening stopped doing so. I feel so much better for it (spiritually, emotionally and physically). You don't need to have meat as the central focus of your Thanksgiving or roast meal ... tofu, for one, is lovely and you can do a lot with it.

Unknown said...

One is a root vegetable
The other is Mexican jam.

Unknown said...

If you're suffering from low vibration
I recommend new batteries.

rabbit said...

Forget about the sweet potatoes, and the yams. What's really yummy is kabocha squash. Absolutely delicious just plain, nothing added.

GentleBreeze said...

No.

Unknown said...

Without the correct punctuation, can you ask a stupid question?

gabes_human said...

I’m a Southern Girl so of course I can tell the difference. Yams are what we eat at Thanksgiving. They’re dark reddish-orange and pointed at each end. They have a naturally sweet flavour and are high in beta carotene. Sweet potatoes look similar to an Irish potato but are not quite as starchy. They have a whiteish yellow flesh that isn’t sweet and a smooth skin.

Goodau said...

Yam's are white and Sweet potatoes are yellow / orange/ purple depending on the variety. Our Asian and Pacific Islander migrants have educated us and they're available in most fruit and vegetable stores everywhere as well as mashed, diced, sliced in the frozen food sections of our supermarkets. Sweet potato also have more fibre as well as a better glycaemic index, especially handy for diabetics. athletes etc. Sweet Potatoes have become a real convenience food here. Just microwave the frozen mash and go....

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