Yams and Sweet Potatoes

@lelin1123 (15645)
Puerto Rico
January 15, 2010 1:13am CST
Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a Yam and a Sweet Potato. Thanks!
2 responses
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
For me the difference is Yam taste good as flavor for ice cream but I dont think sweet potato will taste good as ice cream. What do you think? I also think that yam is more sweeter than sweet potato and sweet potato is sweeter than plain potato.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
15 Jan 10
I can't imagine either one being a flavor of ice cream. That would not be a good taste to me. Thanks for your input but I truly thought the sweet potato was sweeter. I guess I will have to do a test myself.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
You can find a yam flavored ice cream here in the Philippines. And I guarantee you that it really taste good. Yam flavored ice cream is my favorite.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
15 Jan 10
nutritionally they are the same, both are good source of complex carbs, the only difference i know is there glycemic index, i'm not quite sure which has higher glycemic index, but sweet potato has ideal glycemic index (55%)..
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
15 Jan 10
I thought they taste the same to me. Some people say they are different but I don't see the difference thank you for claifying.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
19 Jan 10
huge! thanks, marking my response!