On our Facebook page, there was a recent comment that we should discuss sweet potatoes versus yams. I knew there was a difference. I didn't know what they are or why the confusion. I pulled out a map. Good ole Google. After reading a few articles, I came across this one from Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/difference-between-sweet-potatoes-and-yams_n_1097840.html. Apparently, this confusion goes back to Colonial times. What we find sitting on the shelves labeled as canned Yams, really are sweet potatoes. I hope you find this article informative. I know I did.