11/18/2015 05:06 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2017

What's The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

I yam what I yam.

Thanksgiving’s approaching, which means it’s almost time to head to the supermarket in pursuit of sweet potatoes and yams. But do you even know what a sweet potato or a yam really is? The truth is, you probably don’t. 

What you think of as a yam is probably not even a yam at all. It can all get very complicated, but we’ve got a pretty simple explanation for it all.

Watch the video above to find out more!

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