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Ellen Probert Williamson

There has long been great controversy about whether yams and sweet potatoes are the same — or whether they are two different things.

The argument consists of two different opinions, equally adamant.

Some research into the matter is most clearly indicated.

Webster’s Dictionary is a good place to start. It says that sweet potatoes are large, sweet, thick tuberous roots of a tropical vine related to the morning glory, with variously shaped leaves and purple flowers.

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