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There are some pretty cool food trends that have just come to market
Suavva: Cacao Smoothie
One of the most exciting products I checked out at the event was Suavva: raw cacao pulp juice. First of all they some some really excellent flavors like Chocolatey Cheer (which was my favorite)! Suavva is very innovating in the using the pulp of the cacao plant, something that has only been used in small native cultures. There is a very short time for year to exact the pulp. These drinks taste much like smoothies but with many health benefits. Like antioxidants such as Theobromine. Theobromine is pretty awesome because it is found to give people more energy as it carries more oxygen to your brain and heart. See the video above for more insight.
Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes the same thing?
One of the best things about coming to these events is all the info I learn. I have been trying for years to figure out the yams vs. sweet potatoes dilemma. When you read recipes many times it calls for sweet potatoes what they really mean is Yams. but Is a Yam a Sweet Potatoes? YES! Yams are the dark orange variety of the sweet potatoes that is usually the easiest one to buy. But there is also a sweet potatoes that looks a lot like a normal potato but it tastes sweeter but nothing like a yam. Yams are amazing. Why this is confusing is that normally in the US when we talk about a different variety of a vegetable we describe it all a Green Tomato or Heirloom Tomato or Butternut Squash or Spaghetti Squash, you never hear someone say Yam sweet Potato, but alas that would be easier to identify. So here I am finally learning difference of sweet potato and yams, so in the future I would suggest assuming that when a recipe calls for sweet potatoes they are referring to Yams.
Yams are sweet potatoes!