The Skinny on Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and yams are actually two very different vegetables.

While American grocery stores use the terms interchangeably, what they are always referring to is actually a sweet potato, not a yam. Garnet Yams and Jewel Yams, for instance, aren’t yams at all — they’re sweet potatoes! Candied Yams? Nope, sweet potatoes. Confused yet?

In fact, chances are that you’ll never accidentally buy an actual yam instead of a sweet potato at your local grocery. You can find “true” yams as well as other varities of sweet potatoes in Caribbean and Asian specialty grocery stores.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Anonymous said...

brilliant work! i shall start placing the flyers around my local markets in a subtle manner.

D. Sidhe said...

Found you through a Wikipedia link. This is great.

Emily B said...

Brilliant website, brilliant flyer. Thanks :)

Here's a link to an amazing Okinawan sweet potato and haupia pie: