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Difference Between a Sweet Potato and a Yam

Posted by Ron Wolford -

One of the questions that I frequently get during the holidays is "What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?" The Library of Congress has a Web site which answers the question called, " Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress. All of the questions presented on the Web site were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the Library's Science Reference Services.

North Carolina State University has a nice chart illustrating the differences between sweet pototoes and yams.

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