Yams and sweet potatoes are often confused, but they are not even from the same plant family. Both vegetables, however, are high-carbohydrate foods. These carbs include starches and sugar for energy and fiber for digestive health.
As it name suggests, sweet potatoes are high in sugar; just one cup or 200 grams of baked sweet potatoes contain 13 grams of sugar. The USDA Nutrient Database notes that sweet potatoes also contain 41 grams of total carbohydrates and 6.6 grams of fiber. In comparison, 200 grams of cooked yams have only about 1 gram of sugar, but have similar amounts of carbohydrates and fiber, at 55 grams and almost 8 grams, respectively.
How to Substitute Splenda for Sugar
Calories in Candied Walnuts
How Many Calories are in Pistachio ...
Nutritional Facts of Fava Beans
Nutrition Information on Blueberries
How to Keep Scalloped Potatoes From ...
How to Cook Plantains So You Don't Have ...
The Average Weight of a Boiled Egg
How Long Does Banana Bread Stay Fresh?
How to Make Sweet Brown Rice
How to Cook Canned Yams in a Slow Cooker
Seafood Gumbo Calories
How to Bake Sugar Free Cheese Cake
Carbohydrates in Zucchini
How to Cook Luglug Cornstarch Noodles
How to Make a Fruit Reduction
How Many Calories Do Oats Contain?
How Many Calories in a Taco Bell Bean ...
Does It Take Longer to Cook With the ...
Can You Boil Broccoli & Carrots at the ...
Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. She is completing her Master of Science in nutrition with a focus on the dietary needs of oncology patients.