Some common tubers include potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, yams and Jerusalem artichokes. Though the names sweet potatoes and yams are used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. More »

Potato diseases include infestations of the root, leaves and tubers caused by bacteria, fungi and other viruses. Common potato diseases include potato wart, soft rot and potato blight, according to the American Phytopath... More »

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The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate approach to shedding unwanted pounds and improving health. The theory is that when the body is deprived of carbs, it will break down fat to provide energy. More »

Some examples of tuber vegetables include all potatoes, cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, taro, jicama and dahlia roots. Tubers are vegetables with edible, bulb-like roots or subterranean stems. More »

The Arawak tribe ate meat, fish, snakes, rodents, bats, worms, birds, ducks, turtles, corn, squash, beans, peppers, sweet potatoes, yams, peanuts and the cassava root. They hunted small game and developed a maintenance-f... More »

Some examples of starchy vegetables include squash, yams, parsnips, potatoes, corn, zucchini and peas. Although some of these are botanically fruits, they are often considered vegetables for culinary and nutritional purp... More »

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Sweet potatoes, which are root vegetables, and yams, which are tubers, are two types of herbaceous perennial vines that come from two different plant families native to different locations. Sweet potatoes and yams differ... More »