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what in the world am i cooking?

so I got a sweet potato at the store the other day, to make my 1 year olds some sweet potato french fries.
right well i THOUGHT it was a sweet potato. the massive sign above them said "sweet potatos"

yeaaah no, its way lighter on the outside than what i just googled and then the inside is not orange -___-


lmao WHAT THE HELL.

 
ElsaSalsaaa

Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 7:36 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Some info from about.com (I was completely curious and had to know the difference)!

    Popular in the American South, these yellow or orange tubers are elongated with ends that taper to a point and are of two dominant types. The paler-skinned sweet potato has a thin, light yellow skin with pale yellow flesh which is not sweet and has a dry, crumbly texture similar to a white baking potato. The darker-skinned variety (which is most often called "yam" in error) has a thicker, dark orange to reddish skin with a vivid orange, sweet flesh and a moist texture.

    The true yam is the tuber of a tropical vine (Dioscorea batatas) and is not even distantly related to the sweet potato. Generally sweeter than than the sweet potato, this tuber can grow over seven feet in length. The yam tuber has a brown or black skin which resembles the bark of a tree and off-white, purple or red flesh, depending on the variety.


    5BabyBees

    Answer by 5BabyBees at 7:46 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • It actually probably IS a sweet potato. The orange colored ones are yams.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:38 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • thats so weird, then why is sweet potato baby food orange???
    ElsaSalsaaa

    Comment by ElsaSalsaaa (original poster) at 7:39 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sweetpotato.html
    here check out this site. There are different colors of sweet potatoes just like any other potato...
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:41 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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