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Old 22 November 2017, 02:57 AM
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Chef The Myth Of The American Yam

At The Porch restaurant in Midtown, Sacramento, one of the most popular side dishes on the menu is Candied Yams. Back in the kitchen, sous chef Matt Sonzust reaches into a box, clearly labelled : “JUMBO GARNET YAMS."...

...But the truth is, they’re not yams — and it’s very likely most Americans have never eaten a real yam. Real yams originated in and are now mostly commercially grown in Africa.

Everything produced and sold in the United States as a yam is really a sweet potato. The two aren’t even very closely related biologically.
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