A thanksgiving leftover

08.12.2011                      12.Kislev. 5772

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A thanksgiving leftover

Find out the truth behind your favorite holiday meats, sweets and other post-thanksgiving treats.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams are the same…FALSE 
Could you pass the yams? Could you please pass the sweet potatoes? Who knows what is being passed around the dinner table right? With these two often being interchanged, with some families referring to the orange root vegetable as a sweet potato and others calling them yams, they are by no means the same thing. In fact, yams and sweet potatoes aren’t even related! To make matters even more confusing, what most people in western countries commonly refer to as yams, are in fact sweet potatoes. So what is the root cause of this food mix up?….