Sweet potatoes are almost always on the Thanksgiving menu. During the holidays, they’re on sale in most grocery stores for as little as $0.33/lb. In addition to being good for your budget, sweet potatoes are good for body because they are high in fiber and beta-carotene.
Most people confuse sweet potatoes with yams. Generally, yams are slightly softer and have an orange colored flesh. Sweet potatoes on the other hand are whiter (or more yellowish) inside and out. Both can be used in soups, stews, or simply steamed, roasted or baked for less fuss. If you find a good deal on sweet potatoes or yams, buy them - but store them in a dry, dark, cool (55 degrees F) place so they’ll last for several weeks. Check out the quick guide below to learn how to store sweet potatoes and yams.