What you see: The cookies or bars you baked with sunflower seed butter are a dark bluish green. What it is: A harmless chemical reaction involving a common
This is what happens when you press your avocados too hard
What you see: Black circles just below the avocado’s peel. You may also see small holes in the bruises. What it is: Finger bruising. Eat or toss: Eat! But you
What’s the dirt on mushrooms?
What you see: Dirt in your package of store-bought mushrooms. What is is: Peat!Eat or toss: Clean the mushrooms and eat. If you can’t get every speck of the
Black lines under shrimp shell
What you see: Dark lines on your shrimp’s flesh. What it is: Likely, naturally occurring discoloration. Eat or toss: Eat! As long as the shrimp smells
Can you eat expired yogurt?
What you see: A sealed container of yogurt that has been refrigerated, but is months past its "expiry date." What it is: Really old yogurt!Eat or toss: Discard
Avocado flesh stuck to pit
What you see: A hunk of avocado flesh is stuck to the pit. The stuck-on flesh could be brown or green. What it is: An avocado that didn’t ripen properly.
Dark spots all over mango
What you see: Black dots all over your mango.What it is: Lenticel darkening!Eat or toss: Eat! This only affects the external appearance of the mango. Are
Why do some potatoes leave a white mess on cutting boards?
What you see: Your potato has left a lot of white stuff on your cutting board. What it is: Potato starch!Eat or toss: Please do not eat your cutting board.
Dark, black coloration on shrimp
What you see: Black discoloration on your shrimp. The tails are turning black and amorphous black blobs have formed where the shell segments connect. What
What if blue cheese gets fuzzy?
What you see: Your blue cheese seems to have developed fuzzy mold, beyond the blue areas you expected. What it is: More mold!Eat or toss: We’re calling this a
Misshapen avocados are still good to eat
What you see: Raised lines and scars on the avocado’s peel; the fruit’s overall shape is distorted. What it is: Ridging! Eat or toss: Eat! This
Yellow things in red cabbage
What you see: Something yellow and maybe leafy or sprouty growing inside your red cabbage. What it is: The cabbage is bolting!Eat or toss: Eat! Nothing wrong
Yep, you can eat the skin on summer squash
What you see: Zucchini skin. What it is: The skin of the zucchini!Eat or toss: Eat, eat, eat! Zucchini skin is edible! And nutritious While many types of
Dark, purple residue under avocado skin
What you see: A dark, purplish “dust” on the surface of your avocado, just under the skin. What it is: Pigment from the skin. Eat or toss: Eat! The purple
Can you eat a stringy squash?
What you see: A squash that’s stringy on the inside. What it is: An old squash. Aging made the squash's internal plumbing visible. Eat or toss: It probably
Can you eat moldy yogurt?
What you see: A green substance on the surface of the yogurt. What it is: Mold. Eat or toss: The mold could have penetrated deeper than you could see, making