Yams vs. Sweet Potatos....difference?

  1. New Member
    Atlas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    247
    Rep Power
    236
    Level
    15
    Lv. Percent
    28.46%

    Yams vs. Sweet Potatos....difference?


    Hey, I am using Yams as my new carb source....wanted to know if Yams and Sweet Potatos are the same thing or if there is any difference? Does anyone know the nutrient break down of a yam and it's rating on the G.I. Index? Thanks guys.

  2. Banned
    FitnFirm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,635
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    41
    Lv. Percent
    99.72%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro
  3. New Member
    Atlas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    247
    Rep Power
    236
    Level
    15
    Lv. Percent
    28.46%

    Thanks FIT!!!!!!
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    Atlas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    247
    Rep Power
    236
    Level
    15
    Lv. Percent
    28.46%

    Does anyone here prefer one over the other for taste and nutritional value?
  5. Diamond Member
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,790
    Rep Power
    11682
    Level
    67
    Lv. Percent
    47.82%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting Veteran

    What's a tater eh?


    I prefer sweet taters.
  6. Advanced Member
    -2z-'s Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Age
    43
    Posts
    736
    Rep Power
    502
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    89.04%

    sweet potatos are great. Add in some cinnamon, that fake "spray-butter", and a little splenda....wow...good stuff.
  7. Board Supporter
    Kris's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  196 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    38
    Posts
    76
    Rep Power
    164
    Level
    8
    Lv. Percent
    29.66%

    I love sweetpotato fires, Cut the sweetpotato like you would make steak fries, cover them in olive oil and top with kosher salt. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven till crispy
  8. Senior Member
    Mass_69's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,550
    Rep Power
    3040
    Level
    28
    Lv. Percent
    95.14%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris
    I love sweetpotato fires, Cut the sweetpotato like you would make steak fries, cover them in olive oil and top with kosher salt. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven till crispy
    That's my new kick!! Good sht!
  9. Elite Member
    BigVrunga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Age
    39
    Posts
    5,063
    Rep Power
    2685
    Level
    49
    Lv. Percent
    26.98%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting ProPosting Authority

    I love sweetpotato fires, Cut the sweetpotato like you would make steak fries, cover them in olive oil and top with kosher salt. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven till crispy
    +1000 on that!!! Ill take a hand full of those of this damn brown rice any day of the freakin' week

    BV
  10. Advanced Member
    PVSkyHigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    31
    Posts
    559
    Rep Power
    388
    Level
    18
    Lv. Percent
    95.41%

    I havent even tried either of those, man I have been missin out. I am sooooo bored with brown rice.
  11. Senior Member
    MaynardMeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,108
    Rep Power
    679
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    64.1%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    sweet taters are the best freaking thing on earth. they are actually not bad cold.. at lease fries.. sheesh.. my god... they are cool... the best thing al gore ever invented!
  12. Senior Member
    anabolicrhino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,581
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    39
    Lv. Percent
    21.42%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Smile


    One of the great laments of my life is that I cannot palate "sweet potatoes or yams" yeeeuck! I am force to eat the white potato family,...I did learn a great way to reduce the glycemic index ratio by saturating the starch with a reduction inhibitor,...butter!!!
  13. Elite Member
    stxnas's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9,986
    Rep Power
    986036
    Level
    68
    Lv. Percent
    70.47%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Damn, I thought I was being original. I just posted a thread for how to make sweet potato fries (it's very simple) and then I read this thread and saw the same thing in the conversation.
  14. Registered User
    BigP0ppa3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Age
    39
    Posts
    269
    Rep Power
    255
    Level
    15
    Lv. Percent
    55%

    You will almost never see a real yam in any US grocery store.

    Anything marketed as a "yam" here is really just a different type of sweet potato, like the jewel, golden, or red variety.

    Yams are huge, weights up to 150lbs are not uncommon.

    BP
  15. Banned
    FitnFirm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,635
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    41
    Lv. Percent
    99.72%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas
    Damn, I thought I was being original. I just posted a thread for how to make sweet potato fries (it's very simple) and then I read this thread and saw the same thing in the conversation.

    LOL I saw that same recipe in Sams club monthly circular
  16. Elite Member
    stxnas's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9,986
    Rep Power
    986036
    Level
    68
    Lv. Percent
    70.47%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    LOL I saw that same recipe in Sams club monthly circular
    You belong to Sam's Club? LUCKY! I can't remember where I got that recipe from, but it wasn't the Sam's Club circular...
  17. New Member
    drumirvin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    69
    Rep Power
    157
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    79.52%

    Big Poppa is totally right...they are tubers or roots and it is up to the "store" to call em' what they wish...the original yam can be found in parts of the world like southeastern Asia, parts of Africa (nyami=yam) and Latin America..Christopher Columbus took them (the little orange one's we love so much) back to Europe and gave them the name, hence sweetpotato. ...true yams are from the Dioscoreae family root vegetable.
    1 cup of sweet potatos or 200 grams is 180 cals with 41g of carbs and 4g of protein....lot's of beta carotene and it even has healing properties..helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers insulin resistance, and is high in Vit B6 and C
    Ok so I am a nerd... but you guys should try them twice baked...mmmmmm!!!.....that's how good they are!
    just my three cents..
    Drum
  18. New Member
    biscuite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    114
    Level
    4
    Lv. Percent
    74.1%

    I like a sweet potato just about anyway it's prepped.

    bis
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 03:47 PM
  2. Purple Yam or Sweet Potato (good or bad?)
    By pinchharmonic in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2008, 06:19 PM
  3. Sweet Potato Pie??
    By Ant. in forum Recipes
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-21-2006, 03:57 AM
  4. Do sweet potatoes increase natural hormone profile?
    By John Smeton in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-13-2005, 05:33 PM
  5. white potatoes vs red potatoes
    By UNDERTAKER in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-08-2005, 03:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in