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ira_Sniper_celt
02-19-2005, 11:41 PM
Can't seem to get any yams anywhere. are they known are parsnips over here

xenithon
02-20-2005, 03:13 AM
Definitely NOT. They are two totally different breeds :D

If I remember correctly, the yam is part of the potato family while parsnip is closely related to the celery/celeriac family (I may be wrong though :o )

Nutritionally also quite different:

Yams: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-001-02s023p.html
Parsnip: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-001-02s01xu.html

Cheers,
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eyeofthetiger
02-20-2005, 03:16 AM
maybe theyre called sweet potato's ?

xenithon
02-20-2005, 03:24 AM
Once again the answer is definitely NOT :D

Yam != Sweet Potato != Parsnip. All 3 are different. For the difference between sweet potato and yam do a search, there were a number of threads a few weeks back highlighting the differences.

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Cold_As_Ice
02-20-2005, 03:51 AM
Link?

ira_Sniper_celt
02-20-2005, 06:12 AM
are yams unheard of in the USA by average ppl? because being scottish I never heard of yams before i came here and i cannot get at the supermarket at all.

Max Protein
02-20-2005, 06:13 AM
You can get Yams in Tesco's, but personally I prefer sweet potatoes.

ira_Sniper_celt
02-20-2005, 07:27 AM
You can get Yams in Tesco's, but personally I prefer sweet potatoes.

whats best source for carbs?