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by Bill Brown
on April 13, 2020 at 7:28 PM
I believe your article, but with so many people calling sweet potatoes yams, how can I know that you are right and that they are wrong?
Reply by Pamela Kan-Rice
on April 13, 2020 at 11:12 PM
We base the terminology on science. Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a different plant species than yam, which is in the genus Dioscorea. But language evolves so if a large number of people decide to call sweet potatoes yams, they may be right.
by ann L stoebner
on November 23, 2020 at 4:27 PM
what is the vitamin A content per serving per each type
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