Photo: Instagram @pamelasalzman I am often asked if a yam is the same as a sweet potato. Despite what we have been told, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing! Yes, both are root vegetables, but that’s where the similarities end! Yams are actually related to lilies. They vary from small to extremely large in size, and have a dark skin with white or reddish-purple starchy flesh. They’re also hard to find and therefore not usually in all supermarkets… Check out the rest of this article at: http://www.loveselfmagazine.com/yams-sweetpotatoes-benefits-recipes/!