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Yams are a mystery food. They are not a vegetable, not a fruit, not a protein. WTF are they?

And let's not resort to a dictionary definition...that's boring... Really...why CAN'T sweet potatoes get a category and stick to it? I see them showing up everywhere...as vegetables (they are too sweet for that), as dessert...(c'mon, really?), and even as French fries...(are you nuts!)... What's your idea of where a sweet potato fits in your life?

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Unlike tomatoes, I've never been confused about what "category" yams and sweet potatoes fall under. They do, after all, appear to be vegetables.
Can't say that I've ever pondered where they fit in my life. I do think sweet potato fries are pretty tasty, though. So are baked ones, with butter and salt. The pies aren't bad either, as I recall.

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@2360454

I buy frozen sweet potato fries and sprinkle a little chili powder on them and bake them. They are so good like that.

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@2360832

You are welcome, enjoy!

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@2360431

Alrighty, then. I decided I didn't like them much, WAY back when I tasted some dish prepared with yams or sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top.

If I'd never tasted them again, I obviously wouldn't know that sweet potatoes are pretty good. Not my favorite vegetable, but pretty good....

I believe yams are a root and sweet potatoes are in the potato family.

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@2360457

Thank you for the info. I yam happy to know this LOL.

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@2360095

For purposes of the post they are.

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I consider them a veggie, along with other potatoes, and I'm having one for dinner tonight. But I call them Sweet Potatoes....

Love sweet potato fries. It's one of those potatoes that grows on you. I like them any way.

Yams have no place in my life... What are they? Unless they go on a trip of self discovery and find out who they and what they are...let's just say I could do without the confusion.....

Some information about yam and sweet potato:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_(vegetable)

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@2360092

Ever had a potato as a dessert? NOoooo... Good try, though.

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@2360204

I love sweet potato pie. tongue smilie

@BeeHappy I love sweet potato pie.

I like it, too... I'm just making all this up...

@BeeHappy

Yes. But there is some truth to what I am saying. Sweet potatoes or Yams...should pick a category and stick to it...

If they are going to be a dessert than stick to it.

No one likes a confused menu.

@2360204

You should know by now I like creating my own topic.

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@2360534

Were you a school teacher in this birth or a previous one?

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@2360720

Your opinion is always appreciated.

Call them what you want..

I like them,i eat them...just had some a couple of days ago..

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