July 7, 2020

What you see: White cauliflower with some random purple patches in the branches and stem
What it is: Bonus colors from anthocyanins, common plant pigments
Eat or toss: Eat! This is harmless. In fact, anthocyanins are good for you!

The story:
I’ve never had the pleasure...

February 27, 2020

What you see: An orange slice that looked normal and, many hours later, turned purple
What it is: A pigment in the orange reacted with iron on the knife used to chop it
Eat or toss: Chances are you discovered the orange had turned purple after you ate some of it. Don't...

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