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    Sweet Potatoes?

    Are sweet potatoes the same as yams?

    After cooking for how long can they stay in the fridge and not get spoiled?

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    Pretty much the same as yams. They will probably last about as long as yams in the fridge too. ????? They freeze well too though, if you cook them and then freeze some for later they re-heat quite nicely in the 'ol microwave.

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    mm, im cooking red potatoes as we speak..

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    The reason I'm asking is because I'm not sure what bought yams or sweet potatoes.
    I dont have a microwave, so I want to cook it all at once in the oven. How long would they last cooked in a fridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia7
    Are sweet potatoes the same as yams?
    I donĀ“t think so because if that was true, yams would be called sweet potatoes.

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    In the US yam is synonymous with sweetpotato. Real yams have a rough scaly texture, swetpotato yams have a smooth potato like texture.

    The African slaves called them Nyamis in Africa so that when they came to America they associated the sweetpotato with the Nyamis and the name morphed into yam and stuck even though it's not a yam.
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    You say sweet potatos, I say yams ?

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    potatooo

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    Id reccomend okinawan sweet potatoes, they taste much better imo... they are also purple inside instead of orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuestionGuy
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    So-ooo true! lol. I get this one mixed up myself and have 2b reminded...

    POTATO
    TOMATOE

    Even "U.S. Presidents" have been known to miss the spelling on this one! Wasn't it Pres. Clinton who spelled Potato with an E and caught hell 4 it? It is a toughy and one of those "know by Memory" type spelling words!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missfit4all
    Wasn't it Pres. Clinton who spelled Potato with an E and caught hell 4 it?
    No, it was vice president quayle.. i probably mispelled his name

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    Nope - sweet potato are not the same as yams

    From this thread:

    Sweet potatos come from central America and are actually the storage root of the vine they grow on. They are a lot sweeter and moister than yams (they have less starch) and have more vitamin A than yams. They are smooth, small, thin skinned and 'blunt ended'.

    There are a few types of sweet potato - the main two being different colours (yellow and orange). But basically, the only difference in these is that the orange one has more vitamin A. This is where lots of people gat confused as people sometimes use "yam" for the name of one of the deeper orange varieties of sweet potato....

    Real yams are from Asia/Africa and are tubers, not roots. They are larger, are pale/white in colour (which also means they basically have no vitamin A) and are more starchy - so they are no-where near as sweet and moist. They are longer, have tapered ends and have thick skins.

    Nutritionally speaking, yams are marginally better and have a lower GI and GL.

    For 1/2 cup (cooked):
    sweet potato
    Cals - 103
    protein - 2 grams
    carbs - 24 grams
    fat - <1 gram
    fibre - 3 grams
    GI - 61
    GL - 17

    yams
    Cals - 79
    protein - 1 gram
    carbs - 19 grams
    fat - <1 gram
    fibre - 3 grams
    GI - 37
    GL - 13.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by thajeepster
    No, it was vice president quayle.. i probably mispelled his name
    Jeepster, you are "O" so close!! Thank you for the Correction! It was in deed a "VICE PRESIDENT" but now that u mention it...i believe it was actually Vice President "Al Gore", President Clinton's better half, who brought to the attention the tough spelling of Potato-O? i vote Gore on this one? (he. he.)

    btw, A+ on the spelling of Quayle! If Gore had won the Presidency over Bush, Quayle was going 2B the Vice President of Gore? But it never happened?

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    I cook mine in the mirco and then put in the frig for up to 5 days. Anything longer and I toss them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missfit4all
    Jeepster, you are "O" so close!! Thank you for the Correction! It was in deed a "VICE PRESIDENT" but now that u mention it...i believe it was actually Vice President "Al Gore"
    Actually Jeepster's right.. it was Dan Quayle; he's infamous for this and a lot of people think he's kind of an idiot because of this and other things (Murphy Brown Moral Poverty Speech for example).

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