I like your page on sweet potatoes, and am wondering if you can tell me if a "garnett Yam" is actually a sweet potato or is it a true yam?

Yams and sweet potatoes are botanically distinct species, but are often confused because they have been mislabeled in American supermarkets. What most Americans commonly think is a yam (usually labeled "Garnet" or "Jewel") is actually a red-skinned, orange-fleshed variety of a sweet potato.

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