Sweet potatoes and yams

Some photographs to get you excited about starches on Thanksgiving.  If you’re curious about the difference between yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes, please refer to my page, “Yams and sweet potatoes are not potatoes.”

colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; yam-display-at-ethnic-grocer

The bin of “#1 American yams” is filled with sweet potatoes. The labeling mistake is a common one. The white yam and yellow yams are actual yams.

colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; purple-yams

Okinawan sweet potatoes label as yams. They are not yams.

colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; oriental-sweet-potato

Oriental sweet potatoes. Note that sweet potatoes are not potatoes.

colin purrington photography: plants &emdash; potatoes

Potatoes are unrelated to sweet potatoes.

 

About Colin Purrington

evolutionary biologist, photographer
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