What you see: Chicken meat that looks red or dark purple, especially close to the bone. What it is: Bone marrow pigment that seeped into the meat. Eat or toss:
What if just one berry is moldy?
What you see: A moldy strawberry or two in a pack that otherwise looks fine.What it is: Mold (duh).Eat or toss: Toss the moldy one(s). If it was just one or two
A translucent, floppy, overripe banana
What you see: A seemingly translucent, floppy and very soft banana. What it is: An extremely ripe banana. Eat or toss? Eat! Possibly in banana bread! Is it
Is that grass in your spinach?
What you see: What looks like a blade of grass in your spinach clamshell. What it is: A “seed leaf” of spinach. Eat or toss: Eat! This is just more
When lettuce turns pink or brownish, is it still good to eat?
What you see: Lettuce that’s brownish, pinkish along the ribs. What it is: Pink rib! Eat or toss: If the lettuce looks slimy, trim that portion away. If the rib
Is that mold in this split-pit peach?
What you see: Your peach’s pit has split open, the area around the pit is bumpy and strange. You might be worried about mold. What it is: The pit split while
Can you eat a bruised banana?
What you see: Brown area on a banana, just below a dark impact wound on its peel.What it is: A bruise.Eat or toss? If the peel isn't broken a mild bruise is
Shriveled or missing corn kernels?
What you see: Shriveled-looking or missing kernels on an ear of corn; some kernels may be irregularly shaped. What it is: A poorly pollinated ear of a
White stuff oozing out of your squash?
What you see: White stuff oozing out of cut squash when you microwave it; or clear, sticky stuff seeping out during peeling and chopping. What it is: Likely a
Sprouted seeds inside your squash?
What you see: Sprouting seeds when you cut open your squash. What it is: Sprouting seeds! Eat or toss? The squash flesh is still safe to eat and feel free to
A moldy tomato
What you see: A moldy tomato. What it is: A moldy tomato. Eat or toss: Toss! So, can you eat a tomato with mold? No. A tomato overtaken with mold is no
Brown spots on potato chips? (Plus, lasers!)
What you see: Brown or black areas on your potato chips. What it is: Minor imperfections that don’t impact the safety of the chip—they could be bruises or the
Dark streaks on your mango’s skin?
What you see: Darkened skin in a drip pattern around the stem of your mango. What it is: A chemical burn from the mango’s naturally occurring sap. Eat or toss:
Dirty, bumpy stuff stuck to squash?
What you see: Corky, bumpy, light brown stuff on the surface of the squash. It may look like dirt, but it won’t wash off. What it is: Healed over areas; they
A rough brown band around apples
What you see: Rough brown skin forming a thick band that partially or entirely encircles the fruit. The apple is probably shaped a bit oddly too. What it is:
Why does some broccoli look blue?
What you see: Broccoli with a blueish tingeWhat it is: Plant pigments and/or a waxy coating on the broccoli Eat or toss: Eat! This is normal for broccoli Why