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.
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.
Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
and drag down the features of age,
no folds or creases from unkempt wear
eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
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So-ooo true! lol. I get this one mixed up myself and have 2b reminded...
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!!
How about Association?
PotatO - O' SO gOOd!
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):
Cals - 103
protein - 2 grams
carbs - 24 grams
fat - <1 gram
fibre - 3 grams
GI - 61
GL - 17
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?
Thank U class 4 attending American History and the proper
spelling of PotatO. lOl.