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Old 06-17-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Here's a big one. In Canada the on on the right is called a yam. In fact, many restaurants give you the option of having "yam fries." The one on the left is called a sweet potato. In the USA, it's the complete opposite!

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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And how about those Rutabagas, eh?
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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The racist crap that I get hit with almost instantaneously is more OVERT than covert; Canadians say more blatant, stupid racist things to my face and I want to hit them with my car more. Not more than New Mexico - but the question was "overall."
We get it; you prefer covert racism because you value your car.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Here's a big one. In Canada the on on the right is called a yam. In fact, many restaurants give you the option of having "yam fries." The one on the left is called a sweet potato. In the USA, it's the complete opposite!
Sorry its the same.. The one on the right is a yam in the US as well..
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Sorry its the same.. The one on the right is a yam in the US as well..
Not in the grocery store!
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Sorry its the same.. The one on the right is a yam in the US as well..
I wonder if it's regional within both countries. I buy frozen " Sweet Potato Fries " from the US and they are orange.

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries | Alexia Foods

and this is from a local BC restaurant. Yam Fries...are orange.


http://www.yelp.ca/biz_photos/white-...zObiLHFN7NFXsQ
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Uh, what grocery store? In California sweet potatoes are whitish inside and yams are bright orange-yellow. Same as your picture.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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Yams are always orange. I've heard both kinds called sweet potatoes though.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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Has anyone ever seen a "white" sweet potato pie? I'm asking because I haven't yet.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Canada
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We've had quite a few threads about sweet potatoes and yams here. What you buy in the grocery stores in Canada and the US are sweet potatoes, not yams. It doesn't matter whether the flesh in the inside is orange or creamish, they are both sweet potatoes, just like you can get red regular potatoes and also blue. The confusion lies in how the USDA labels sweet potatoes. I have used both and I have also seen both the orange sweet potatoes and the creamish sweet potatoes labelled as such, as well as having seen one or the other variety labelled 'yams.'

But few North Americans have eaten real yams. They would not likely be seen in an normal grocery store here - not sure if they would make it to ethnic stores. An actual yam has a skin that is almost like bark. From the outside, the difference would be immediately clear.

What's The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?

signed, "A cook and a foodie"
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