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Old 04-27-2006, 10:17 AM   #11
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I find mine at this Asian grocery store (look for Hong Kong Market, if you're in Houston) and I've seen them at a Hispanic grocery store (Fiesta, in Texas only I think). I've planted one that I bought and it grew to about 4 inches wide and a foot long in just one season but I gave to my grandmother because I didn't know what to do with it, so know I'll have to try them out.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:24 AM   #12
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Lets just say; There is a yam and a sweet potatoe, they are the same size. How do you tell them apart?
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #13
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I had them in St. Lucia, & enjoyed them immensely. Although it was funny to dig into what looked like a pile of white mashed potatoes & find them sweet!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:49 AM   #14
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Here's something from my grocery store's online info.


Beauregard Yams - Bulk $1.29/LB

Garnet Yams - Bulk $.099/LB
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:55 AM   #15
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Jkath those are actually sweet potatoes. American supermarkets often call them yams even though they are not yams at all.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:00 PM   #16
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hmmm! Then what are the other thingies they call sweet potatoes?
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:01 PM   #17
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They are all sweet potatoes, just different varieties
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #18
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Here is a picture I was able to find. For some reason I pictured them even larger than this, but still they are quite big.

That looks like what I ate once. My friend from africa just choped them and boiled them. They didn't seem to have much of a taste at all from what I can remember. They needed some spice and butter or somthing to give them flavor. The yams pictured above don't really taste anything like sweet potatoes or what Americans call yams.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:04 PM   #19
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Ripliancum from what I have been reading today it sounds like real African yams are almost always served with some sort of sauce or something to give them flavor as they tend to be very bland.
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Here is an interesting article discussing the differences between the two.
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