Yams are a type of edible root plant. This plant originated in South America and later spread throughout the world as a food crop. Yams belong to the plant family Convovulaceae and have the scientific name Ipomoea batatas.
Sweet potatoes have various varieties and colors, such as purple, orange, yellow, and white. Sweet potatoes are usually eaten after cooking, can be boiled, baked, roasted, or fried. Sweet potatoes are also often processed into various kinds of foods and drinks, such as cakes, bread, chips, sweets, and juices.
In addition to its good taste, sweet potatoes also contain many nutrients that are good for health, such as fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, and magnesium. The fiber content in sweet potatoes can also help facilitate digestion and maintain intestinal health.