If you slice open a sweet potato and see milky juice coming out of the insides, is that normal? Or should I toss it out?

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Carol R. December 27, 2018
thought so, just double checking after wrong answer from uninformed "nutrition expert" many years ago!
 
Dianaba June 2, 2012
It's normal (and shouldn't last long after the cut). Just give it a quick rinse before cooking if it gets all sappy.
 
Cody,Buchholz June 2, 2012
Most root veggies and vine ripened veggies will do this. Including squash and other forms of potatoes
 
Maedl June 2, 2012
Sweet potatoes often produce a milky sap, a kind of latex.
 
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