What you see: Little lines or scars on your bell pepper. What it is: The result of a sudden, unexpected growth spurt. Eat or toss? Eat! These are just harmless
Cucumber with tidy, tiny holes
What you see: Three tiny holes around the cucumber seeds, as if they’re arranged in a perfect triangle. What it is: While a cucumber appears as a single, solid
Is that blood in my egg?
What you see: A vivid red speck, or something that looks like a drop of blood in the egg yolk. What it is: A spot of blood from the chicken’s reproductive
Why is the inside of my tomato white and hard?
What you see: A hard, white area inside a tomato What it is: Likely the result of problematic weather conditions on the farm Eat or toss? You could eat it, but
Garlic clove turning green?
What you see: Green on the exterior of garlic. What it is: Harmless chlorophyll. Eat or toss: Eat! So, why is it safe to eat garlic that's turning green?
Are baby carrots with white stuff OK to eat?
What you see: A whitish film on baby carrots. What it is: The carrot is drying out or the carrot was physically damaged and the white stuff was its response to
What’s up with the liquid on top of yogurt?
What you see: Yellowish liquid pooling at the top of your yogurt. What it is: Whey! Eat or toss: Eat! This is a natural part of the yogurt and doesn’t indicate
Apple slices turned brown
What you see: Apple flesh that eventually turns brown after being sliced or bitten. What it is: Enzymatic browning! Eat or toss: Eat! When that tray of sliced
What’s the white stuff on grapes?
What you see: White film on grapes. What it is: “Bloom” produced by the grape as a natural protection. Eat or toss? Eat! It’s just part of the grape’s natural
What are these stringy, slimy things in my vinegar?
What: Slimy strings and globs at the bottom of a jar of vinegar. What it is: They may look gross, but these little blobs of goop are what’s known as “mother of
What’s up with this freaky hole inside my baked potato?
What you see: A potato with a hollow, brown-tinged center. What it is: Hollow heart, a harmless physical defect caused by field conditions. Eat or toss? Eat! As
Should I cut off the brown streaks on my apple?
What you see: Rough, brown apple skin, particularly around the stem, sometimes descending down the fruit in lines. What it is: Russeting. Eat or toss? Eat!
The top of my carrot is green! Can I eat it?
What you see: The top of the carrot root, just before the leaves, is green. What it is: The carrot was likely exposed to the sun, causing chlorophyll to develop
Are really brown bananas OK to eat?
What you see: A very black or dark banana. What it is: Just a very, very ripe banana. Eat or toss? Eat! Super dark bananas are great for baking breads or
Should you eat a hard-boiled egg with a greenish yolk?
What you see: An unappetizing sewage green hue to your egg yolk. What it is: Just some sulfur and iron compounds. Eat or toss? Eat! It’s overcooked, but
What’s the white stuff on cooked salmon?
What you see: White stuff oozing out of your salmon as it cooks. What it is: Perfectly edible coagulated protein. Eat or toss: Eat! Is the white stuff on