December 2, 2019

What you see: A carrot that’s split
What it is: The carrot literally cracked under pressure
Eat or toss: Eat! It’s perfectly fine.

The story:
Carrots, with their hard tissue and relatively long shelf life, may seem like sturdy and robust veggies. And of course, they are...

November 26, 2019

My husband and I rarely buy bread. Not because we’re cutting carbs or hate sandwiches, but because we often encounter orphaned bread—the final pieces in the restaurant bread basket, for example—that needs a loving home. We stash the bread in the freezer and toast it up...

November 16, 2019

What you see: A carrot with a white core
What it is: A perfectly fine, two-toned carrot
Eat or toss: Eat! 

The story:

This carrot offers a lovely lesson in xylem and phloem tissue. As you may remember from grade school science class, the xylem (which is white in this car...

August 18, 2019

The greens atop your carrot bunches are totally edible and are great in pesto! Read on for how to spin them into nutty, herbal goodness in this guest post from Amanda Pollon (and, while you're here, check out Amanda's beautiful handmade clothing at her Etsy shop!)

In an...

June 16, 2019

What you see: A very dramatically (or not so dramatically) bent carrot
What it is: A perfectly edible carrot that hit an obstacle while it was growing
Eat or toss: Eat!
 
The story:
Carrots, as we know, tend to grow in the downward direction, sending the tip of their r...

December 30, 2018

If you live in Washington, D.C., and have looked into reducing food waste in your kitchen, you’ve probably heard of Hungry Harvest. The fresh grocery delivery service finds homes for surplus, “ugly” and otherwise rejected foods in the region. Of course, EatOrToss is al...

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