April 7, 2020

What you see: Just below the papery outer layer, the onion is green
What it is: Most likely, this onion got a little too much sun.
Eat or toss? Eat!

The story: 
Onions, like garlic, are modified leaves, designed as storage warehouses for the rest of the plant. And while...

December 30, 2019

What you see: Green inside your carrot
What it is: Chlorophyll that developed after excess sun exposure
Eat or toss: If it’s just a ring, like you see here (which can look like dots depending on how you peel or chop), then go ahead and eat. If it’s VERY green, give it...

June 11, 2018

What you see: A green tinge inside your tomatoes What it is: A particular feature of the breed; or, a physical problem from earlier in the tomato’s life Eat or

December 30, 2017

What you see: Areas on a red, orange or yellow pepper that are still green What it is: Just portions that are underripe, but totally edible Eat or toss?...

December 21, 2017

What you see: Red onions that turn a bluish, greenish color during cooking What it is: A harmless reaction of a plant pigment to...

April 20, 2017

What you see: Green on the exterior of garlic What it is: Chlorophyll Eat or toss?...

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