Don’t call them yams - The Packer

Don’t call them yams

12/12/2013 06:11:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

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Jeff @ Wada Farms    
North Carolina  |  December, 13, 2013 at 09:44 AM

Thank you Vicky for this article. Having been in the 'sweet potato' industry for the past 20 years, I can't tell you how many times I've been asked the question "What's the difference between a Sweet Potato and a Yam?". Unfortunately, many sweet potato growers/shippers continue to use the word Yam to try and differentiate their product, further adding to the confusion of consumers. Here's another term that can be used to describe North Carolina Sweet Potatoes; "Good Eating!"

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