What you see: Brown dots on your lettuce, especially along the lower parts of the ribs What it is: Russet spotting! Eat or toss: Eat! This is harmless (for you!), though the lettuce may rot sooner. How about salad for dinner tonight?
Bitter pit. Photo courtesy of Penn State University.
What you see: Little, dark sunken spots on the outside of your apple; and/or brown spots just underneath the skin What it is: Bitter pit, a defect caused by insufficient calcium Eat or toss: Peel off the spots and eat...
What you see: Brown/orangish colors in your eggplant’s skin What it is: Likely cold injury Eat or toss: The eggplant pictured above was too far gone to save. But if you only see a small patch of orange, you’re good to cut it off and eat the rest