What you see: The yolk in your hard boiled egg is not centered, but on the side of the egg. What it is: Likely an older egg whose insides (and defenses) have
Little holes in potatoes
What you see: Little holes in your potato, like the above photo. What it is: Wireworm damage!Eat or toss: As long as the holes are dry, you should be able to
Red potato with dark patches and green under the peel
What you see: A red potato with dark patches on its skin; below the skin the potato has turned green.What it is: In response to light exposure, the potato is
Egg with a huge, weird-looking yolk
What you see: A raw egg in which the yolk has spread out. There are odd wispy things in the yolk. What it is: An egg hosting a microbial blowout. Eat or toss:
Black stuff on raw, peeled or chopped potatoes
What you see: Black stuff on your chopped or peeled potatoes. What is is: Oxidation after cells were damaged by chopping or peeling. Eat or toss: Eat! You can
What to know about dirt on your produce
Ever wondered about dirt on your produce? Maybe you’re not sure you scrubbed every last bit of grit off your potatoes. Or you’re just generally feeling a little
Gray areas on your boiled potatoes
What you see: Grayish areas on your boiled potatoes.What it is: The technical term for this is after-cooking darkening, ACD for short.Eat or toss: Eat! Gray
Large dimple in hard-boiled egg
What you see: An smooth crater on the side of your hard-boiled egg. What it is: An air pocket in an unusual location. Eat or toss: Eat! This egg is quirky, but
White film on your avocado?
What you see: A white film on your avocado's peel.What it is: Likely copper sulfate residue.Eat or toss: Rinse, scrub, peel and eat. White film on avocado
Brown areas and little holes inside your apple
What you see: Areas of brown, dry-looking apple flesh; likely also some seed-shaped holes. What it is: Carbon dioxide injury. Eat or toss? This is not an
Black speck in your hardboiled egg white?
What you see: A black speck in the white of your hard boiled eggWhat it is: A naturally occurring “blood spot” or “meat spot” that turned black after exposure
Sunken black spots on an apple’s skin
What you see: Dark, possibly black, sunken spots on your apple’s skin. What it is: Bitter pit. Eat or toss: Peel and eat! This disorder usually doesn’t go very
Leathery, translucent layer around your raw egg?
What you see: You just tried to crack a raw egg and somehow didn’t break all the way through. There's a rough, translucent layer just below the shell.What it
A random plant in your salad greens?
What you see: A random plant in your spinach clamshell. What it is: It could be lots of things, but the image above is something called cheeseweed. Eat or toss:
White, spongy stuff and holes in your celery?
What you see: A white spongy texture and holes inside your celery stalks. They may seem hollow. What it is: Broken-down celery tissue. Eat or toss: Eat!
Little round things in your spinach
What you see: Little, round brown things in your plastic clamshell of spinach. They have a dried out, rough, papery texture and may be loose or stuck to the