What you see: A seemingly translucent, floppy and very soft banana. What it is: An extremely ripe banana. Eat or toss? Eat! Possibly in banana bread! Is it
What you see: What looks like a blade of grass in your spinach clamshell. What it is: A “seed leaf” of spinach. Eat or toss: Eat! This is just more
When I first started feeding my baby purees, I was prepared for food to be wasted. I imagined it smeared all over his face, his hands, the high chair, the
What you see: Lettuce that’s brownish, pinkish along the ribs. What it is: Pink rib! Eat or toss: If the lettuce looks slimy, trim that portion away. If the rib
What you see: Your peach’s pit has split open, the area around the pit is bumpy and strange. You might be worried about mold. What it is: The pit split while
When we last left Stacy and Emily Cloyd, they had made a delightful salad from the abundant leaves of their monster farmers market cauliflower. But the salad
What you see: Brown area on a banana, just below a dark impact wound on its peel.What it is: A bruise.Eat or toss? If the peel isn't broken a mild bruise is
What you see: An ear of corn with large, irregular kernels as well as some shriveled-looking kernels.What it is: A poorly pollinated ear of a large-kerneled
What you see: White stuff oozing out of cut squash when you microwave it; or clear, sticky stuff seeping out during peeling and chopping. What it is: Likely a
Here’s a fun fact—the leaves that cradle a cauliflower head grow so big that farmers use them as built-in sun shades, tying them, ponytail-like, over the heads.
What you see: Sprouting seeds when you cut open your squash. What it is: Sprouting seeds! Eat or toss? The squash flesh is still safe to eat and feel free to
What you see: A moldy tomato. What it is: A moldy tomato. Eat or toss: Toss! So, can you eat a tomato with mold? No. A tomato overtaken with mold is no
What you see: Brown or black areas on your potato chips. What it is: Minor imperfections that don’t impact the safety of the chip—they could be bruises or the
What you see: Darkened skin in a drip pattern around the stem of your mango. What it is: A chemical burn from the mango’s naturally occurring sap. Eat or toss:
What you see: Corky, bumpy, light brown stuff on the surface of the squash. It may look like dirt, but it won’t wash off. What it is: Healed over areas; they
Has the pandemic made you strive even harder to avoid wasting food? Many Americans report that coronavirus has caused them to develop new food habits.