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    Yams vs sweet potatos?

    I know most primal dieters eat sweet potatos but what about yams? I know they are actually not related at all but are they also okay to eat?

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    Both are really good. I have yet to find a store that sells yams though, and I live in arguably the agricultural center of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Both are really good. I have yet to find a store that sells yams though, and I live in arguably the agricultural center of the world.
    Thats odd. My local whole foods has them and illinois basically only grows corn unfortunately.

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    Also I have extremely sensitive skin issues with acne, does anyone have experience with acne problems from yams or sweet potatos?

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    Yes, they are primal. But it is hard to find true yams, so I have been told. The stuff you see in your supermarket are not true yams, but just varieties of Sweet Potato. The name "yam" and "sweet potato" are used here in the states interchangeably, as my local supermarket mark the orange "sweet potato" as "Orange Yams", and elsewhere as "American Sweet Potato". It is confusing.......

    My local Asian Market sells Korean Yams, but in reality, they just another variety of sweet potato. I even asked the owner and he basically had no clue that they was a difference between the two. He told me that it was a Korean variety of Sweet Potato.
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    If you see it in the grocery store, it's a sweet potato. Doesn't matter what the little label on it says.

    For the record, you aren't buying cantaloupes either, you're buying muskmelons. You pretty much can't get cantaloupes in the US.

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    Yams come from Africa and are as large as your leg. A fair amount of processing is required to detoxify them, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordo View Post
    Yams come from Africa and are as large as your leg. A fair amount of processing is required to detoxify them, IIRC.

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    What do you mean by this exactly? Theres a lot of toxins in them? Are you saying its not okay to eat yams and sweet potatos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurite View Post
    What do you mean by this exactly? Theres a lot of toxins in them? Are you saying its not okay to eat yams and sweet potatos?
    He's talking about real yams, not the "yams" in your whole foods which are actually sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are safe to eat.

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