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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?

asked by laurenporat about 6 years ago

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Maedl
Maedl

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added about 6 years ago

Sweet potatoes often produce a milky sap, a kind of latex.

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Cody,Buchholz
added about 6 years ago

Most root veggies and vine ripened veggies will do this. Including squash and other forms of potatoes

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Dianaba
added about 6 years ago

It's normal (and shouldn't last long after the cut). Just give it a quick rinse before cooking if it gets all sappy.

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