Yam is basically a sweet potato
, but it’s not called that, which is super confusing. It’s an orange, potato
–like root vegetable
. For a loose analogy, yam is to sweet potato as plantain
is to banana
Yam tastes good, because it has a sort of naturally sweet
flavor. It’s not as good as sweet potato, because it’s not quite as orange.
became an official snack on June 19th, 2012.