Bob Nichols, USDA

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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Should I be eating yams or sweet potatoes, which one is better for me?

Q: I have been reading articles from several "reputable" sources about yams & sweet potatoes. The problem is they contradict each other as to how to tell them apart. Folk wisdom says orange flesh is yam, white or cream flesh is sweet potato. Can you please define what the actual tubers look like so I know what I am buying? Which has the more acceptable nutrition for diabetics?

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