What you see: Cottony white mold on your blueberries; probably where the stem attached or where there might have been a wound in the blueberry’s skin. What it
Long brown lines or arches in potato?
What you see: Brown lines in an arch-like or ring pattern inside your potatoWhat it is: Evidence of a potato virus!Eat or toss: Cut around the brown areas and
The mystery of the weird-smelling , weird-tasting parmesan!
What you see/smell: Your shredded parmesan (or other parmesan or aged cheese) might look normal, but have a metallic or chemically taste. What it is: It
Blueberries with brown, dried out things stuck to them?
What you see: A dried out, papery bit or husk stuck to your blueberry. What it is: Petals! The corolla tube, if you want to be fancy about it. Eat or toss:
Are hairy carrots OK to eat?
What you see: Mini roots or hair "strings" growing out the sides of your carrot. What is is: Lateral roots!Eat or toss: Eat! Or peel away if you’re peeling
Little pockmarks or pits in hardboiled egg
What you see: The white of your hardboiled egg is covered in pockmarks or little bubbly dents. What is is: An egg with a bubbly air cell!Eat or toss: Eat! The
White areas on raspberry
What you see: White areas on your raspberry.What it is: Sunburn or sunscald. Eat or toss: Eat! The raspberry is fine. Raspberries with white areas are OK to
Black or brown just under potato peel
What you see: A blackish, dark area under your potato’s skin; the surface may or may not appear damaged. What it is: The blackish coloration pictured above is a
Dark, water-soaked areas on green beans
What you see: Parts of your green beans look “water soaked.” What it is: Likely the result of rough handling, maybe freezing damage. Eat or toss: Inspect
Raw beef turned brown?
What you see: Your raw beef has turned brown in some areas. There may be brown patches on the surface (possibly under stickers) or you might see a layer of
Black on Brussels sprouts
What you see: Brussels sprouts with black discoloration and holes. What it is: Evidence that some other creatures have been enjoying your sprouts. Eat or toss?
Are bruised apples good to eat?
What you see: An apple with a soft brown area (or areas) on its surface.What it is: A bruised apple.Eat or toss: How bruised is the apple? An apple with a
Why is this orange black inside?
What you see: A black area inside your orange (which we’re guessing is a navel orange).What it is: Most likely a confrontation between a fungus and the
Yes, the black, sooty stuff on onions is mold — but don’t panic
What you see: Powdery black lines, clusters, dots or smudges on your onion. You may see black sooty stuff on the paper-like exterior and/or the inner
Can you eat slimy mushrooms?
What you see/feel: Your mushrooms are slimy. What it is: Your mushrooms are sporting a bacterial biofilm!Eat or toss: If the mushrooms are very slimy and/or
Can you eat sprouted garlic? Little green bit and all?
What you see: Your garlic has sprouted!What it is: The garlic trying to make more garlic. Eat or toss: Eat! Sprouted cloves may taste harsher, but if you’re