What you see: Florets that are somewhat loose, and possibly turning brownish colors. What it is: Broccoli buds about to bloom! Eat or toss: Eat! So, can you
What you see: White and green squiggles in tomato flesh. What it is: Sprouting tomato seeds! Eat or toss: As long as the tomato is intact and not showing signs
What you see: A carton of raw eggs left out overnight. What it is: Eggs that have been stored at a temperature that facilitates bacterial growth. Eat or toss:
What you see: Areas on a red, orange or yellow pepper that are still green What it is: Just portions that are underripe, but totally edible Eat or toss?
What you see: Red onions that turn a bluish, greenish color during cooking. What it is: A harmless reaction of a plant pigment to an alkaline (basic)
What you see: Mold on bread. What it is: Mold. Eat or toss: Toss. Since bread is soft, the mold could have spread into other parts of it. Even if you can’t
What you see: Holes and chewed areas on the outside of your sweet potato What it is: Love bites, likely from white grubs. Eat or toss: Peel off the damage and
What you see: Scab-like browning on apple skin. What it is: Apple scab! Eat or toss? Eat! Just cut away the area affected by the scab. This is a fungus that
What you see: Guacamole that’s brown and yucky on top. What it is: Guac that turned brown because it was exposed to air. Eat or toss? Toss the brown layer,
What you see: Thick, raised lines, looking something like veins, on the surface of your sweet potato. What it is: Fibrous roots growing on the sweet potato. Eat
What you see: Black smudgy spots on apple skin. What it is: A fungus called sooty blotch. Eat or toss? Eat! You’re seeing a cosmetic issue, not anything that
What you see: Greenish skin on a potato. What it is: Chlorophyll buildup that signals the presence of solanine, a harmful toxin. Eat or toss? Is it just a
What you see: A pepper growing inside a pepper. What it is: A misfire in the pepper’s seed-making apparatus. Eat or toss? Eat! Consider this bonus pepper.
What you see: White, stringy blobs on the yolk when you crack open an egg. What it is: The chalazae, essentially a set of strands built into the egg to anchor
What you see: A white cloud in your water glass, which gradually fades away. What it is: Likely tiny air bubbles. Eat or toss: Eat! Well, erm...Drink! Is
What you see: A pepper that looks, well, deflated. What it is: A pepper that grew up in cramped conditions. Eat or toss: Eat! This is a perfectly fine pepper;