It's an age-old debate: the sweet vs. the regular potato. Which should you be eating for maximum health? Well, in today's article, we'll look to the research and crown an undisputed champion. In recent years, the sweet potato (but not the regular potato) has enjoyed "superfood" status among healthy eaters and regular exercisers.
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What's in a name? When it comes to the yam, a bit of confusion. The truth is what you've been calling a yam is most likely a sweet potato. Even more, it's possible that you've never even tasted a yam! That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato.
Nutrition information for yams and tips on how toselect, store and prepare them. Health Benefits Yams and sweet potatoes are commonly confused with each other in the United States. This is because most of the markets label orange-colored sweet potatoes as "yams." Compared to sweet potatoes, yams are starchier and drier.
There are 158 calories in 1 cup, cubes (4.8 oz) of Yam (Dioscorea), boiled or baked. You'd need to walk 41 minutes to burn 158 calories. Visit CalorieKing to see calorie count and nutrient data for all portion sizes.