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
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
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
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?
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 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
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 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: 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 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
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!
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
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
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 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
What you see: Egg cracked during boiling, resulting in an oddly shaped egg white, and strings and clumps of egg white in the cooking water. What it is: Just