What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Though in America the two terms are often used interchangeably, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing. They aren’t even from the same family. Sweet potatoes are often called yams, but the two vegetables are very different. It is possible that you’ve never seen or tasted a real yam!
As a self-proclaimed sweet potato connoisseur I will help clear the confusion you may have about sweet potatoes vs. yams. Keep reading!