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I need a link to a picture that shows me the difference between yams and sweet potatoes.

In the United States, in your typical grocery store, there is no difference. The words are used interchangeably. Some folks will try to convince you that the yellow variety are different than the orange and one is a yam and one is a sweet potato but that's malarkey.

Look for smoothish skin, hefty for their size. Lightness may indicate the vegetable is old and starched-out. They're basically a tuber and just like potatoes, when they're exposed to light or other bad conditions, cellular activity will speed up and result in something not as good to consume.

They can be baked or microwaved with their skins on. In a regular oven, I strongly recommend you put them in a dish because they will leak juice that will be VERY difficult to remove once it is cooked on.
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