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duchess
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I make sweet potato fries often.  I've tried every way (with only the orange type) and haven't gotten a crispy fry yet.  They taste delish but the texture is mushy if cooked long enough to get them brown.  They burn fast too.  
I tried the double-fry method last night and the very ends of the fries were crispy but they were still mushy in texture and limp for the most part.  
Next to try is the white sweet potato.  It's on my grocery list for today.  


I noticed there's more than one variety of sweet potatoes. What's available in Singapore where i live are the orange ones, and the japanese ones which have a purple skin but light yellowish flesh. Does it make a difference what variety it is? Or are both types of sweet potatoes equally beneficial to O types? thanks!
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the typebase has pictures to each food......might help you find out if the variety is right for you.

check the sweet potatoe entry and also the yam entry.......
yucca is another variety......

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm


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duchess, I believe on another thread, you eluded to the fact that you may be an O. If so, yuccas and yams are an avoid for you.     Quite a pity, yams are so good!!!




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It is a good question. I suspect that Dr. D tested the orange flesh variety since it is the most common in the USA, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the others are not good too. However, I tend to believe that in most cases the brighter/bolder the color of the vegetable or fruit the better it is for you.

You might find this page on Sweet Potato & Yams interesting.


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never the less, yams in the states are usually sweet potatoes, right?

the pictures in type base will help guide you.

here in Mexico we have the two varieties, orange fleshed and white fleshed.......
batatas and camotes.........

yuccas are diferent, though.


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never the less, yams in the states are usually sweet potatoes, right?


could be, but what I thought was a sweet potato at my usual restaurant, turned out to be a yam. She read it right off the container from which it came. ??????????



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could be, but what I thought was a sweet potato at my usual restaurant, turned out to be a yam. She read it right off the container from which it came. ??????????

That doesn't mean anything. Go to any store in the USA and you will find canned sweet potatoes labeled as yams.


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That doesn't mean anything. Go to any store in the USA and you will find canned sweet potatoes labeled as yams.


Well, if that's the case, I'm gonna start eatin' them again!!  



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If it is not white fleshed then you know it is not a true yam. However, there are some white fleshed sweet potates.

Also yams are bland not sweet like sweet potatoes.


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I was enamored of boniatos as of last year...sure hope they're ok for O's...and I think so, as are the japanese ones that are great! Boniatos are a type of sweet potato that are more starchy, les sweet, and whiter....but are not true yams (which are not grown in the US) ...this makes them way better for fries!
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 according to MoDon's link re: s/p and yams, what I have been having are truly yams. So guess I won't be having them anymore.



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So you have been eating what is pictured as the "Tropical Yam" or "tropical sweet potato"?

I can usually get several varieties of sweet potatoes. However, I can only occasionally get true tropical yams at the local HFS. They really look different then any sweet potato much more like a root with its rough skin.


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2nd one from the bottom MoDon. Says "yam = moist-fleshed sweet potato "      or am I crying for nothing?



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That is a sweet potato.

The 3rd picture from the bottom is the true yam.


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Go here to find out more about true sweet potatoes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato

Most supermarkets and stores in the US stock the varieties Beauregard, Jewel, and Garnet. Garnet has a lovely dark red skin (hence the name) and orange flesh. It is my favorite. I'm fortunate enough to be able to get organic Garnet sweet potatoes here.

As for sweet potato fries being mushy . . . well, the only real way I've found to get crispier ones is to deep fry them, but then you're sort of losing the point of eating them *chuckle* If you have been cutting them in shoestring shape, try a thin 'steak fry' shape instead and brush the outsides with light olive oil before roasting them in the oven or skillet.


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the picture of the Freshly dug sweet potato in your link Brighid, is what we have down here as camote!! yum!
they re almost purple on the outside but an off white on the inside.

and the picture of the sweet potatoe which has the orange skin is the batata which we call sweet potatoe here (papa dulce).

so I have been safely consuming the right sweet potatoes thus far!! lol


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Quoted from ironwood55
That is a sweet potato.
The 3rd picture from the bottom is the true yam.


Well, glad to know that then!! I'll continue eating them. I was just surprised at how sweet these particular potatoes are compared to what my DH grew. That is why I believed they were yams. The potatoes at the restaurant need no sweetener at all, just alot of ghee.    Must find out what variety they are then. Thanks for clearing that up for me MoDon.  I'm so



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have i been eating the wrong sweet potato?

Is this a yam in disguise?  

http://www.saturdaymarket.com/nakashima.htm
(please scroll to the end of the page for pictures)

the one i have been eating is the one on the left; the kotobuki.

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there is unfortunately no picture to compare....


it would be easier to answer to you if you would pls get yourself an avatar to know your blood type.

found this old thread dealing with the precise type you mention...even gives the link to your same link!
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/otd/archives/00000651.htm


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have i been eating the wrong sweet potato?
the one i have been eating is the one on the left; the kotobuki.


duchess, it does say "4 varieties of sweet potatoes". Tho the pic of the kotobuki on the site you put up does somewhat look like the pic of the yam in TB4, the article implies it's a sweet potato (s/p).  Of course from what I've learned here, that doesn't mean much. Yet on this same site, it says "In super markets in the U.S., there is no botanical difference between what's sold as a "yam" and what's sold as a "sweet potato". In fact, they are both sweet potatoes."          Who knows? Where's MoDon?



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read the link I gave.....you ll get your answer.
here s heidi s quote:
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First, seek out some Japanese sweet potato. There are two varieties I know of offhand: Kotobuki, with reddish-brown skinn and nearly white flesh; and Okinawan, grayish-tan skin and deep bright purple flesh. They are ideal for you, since (1) they're the right kind of starchy foods to use to normalize your weight and bodyfat level, and (2) they contain significant amounts of hyaluronic acid, a truly wonderful thing for the skin and other connective tissues. Here's a neat market site ~ with descriptions! pictures! they even have recipes! :->

the link she gives to the market site is the same one given here.


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okies, thanks..

i'm more or less convinced the sweet potatoes i have been eating is a variety of the real McCoy. hahaha

Anyway, i tried making a shepherd's pie with this japanese sweet potato last night. It was delicious cos the japanese sweet potato is not as sweet as the conventional sweet potato. And it was very easy to mash. It looks a bit like mashed potatoes after baking. hahaha

I simply fried the ground beef with chopped garlic, carrots, onions and celery in olive oil; astirred in some ground thyme, salt, and some tomato paste (made from just tomatoes - they claimed), and a tiny bit of tapioca starch? (cassava) - which should be okay for Os, right?

Top it with mashed sweet potato (with some olive oil and salt mixed together). And bake it for 25 mins at 180 degree celsius.  (preheat at 250 degrees celsius) And it was heavenly!  
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Your shepard pie recipe made with sweet potatoes sounds good. I may have to try that!


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tapioca starch? (cassava) - which should be okay for Os, right?

Tapioca is neutral for type O secretors, but avoid for type O non-secretors.



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