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    Sweet potatoes vs Yams

    I'm sure this is addressed somewhere I haven't seen anything on it yet. Is there much difference? Which do most of you guys eat?

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    http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster...eetpotato.html

    If you're in the U.S. it's probably sweet potato. In general, yams are drier.

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    I mean in terms of health benefits, which do most of you guys eat?

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    I get whichever one is cheaper per pound.

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    They seem the same to me. I have had both and like both.

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    The yams/sweet potatoes found in USA stores are mostly likely the same. True 'yams' are different, at least according to wikipedia. To me, the yellow and orange ones taste a bit different and I get one or the other depending on mood.

    My favorite way to eat either (but especially the orange ones) is simply baked until soft and eaten plain or with butter.
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    I have recently added both in my dietary regime. I generally have a small serving with my last meal of the day (post-wrokout). I stir fry them in coconut oil or butter. Is it necessary to boil em??

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    Not necessary to boil them, in fact boiling would cause some of the nutrients to be tossed in the water. Roasted are great too, tossed with melted coconut oil, sea salt, pepper, red pepper if you like--some people like it with cinnamon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redflame View Post
    Not necessary to boil them, in fact boiling would cause some of the nutrients to be tossed in the water. Roasted are great too, tossed with melted coconut oil, sea salt, pepper, red pepper if you like--some people like it with cinnamon
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    I bake my sweet potatoes skin on (just wash them a bit first), 75 min @ 350. Take them out, split them, butter and cinnamon, perfect. Well, IMO anyway

    They also reheat very well, so I usually cook 4-8 of them at a time and they last just fine for the week in the fridge.

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