January 27, 2020

What you see: Water spilling out of your pepper when you slice it open
What it is: It’s hard to say for certain, but if the pepper otherwise looks fine, it could be water from washing after harvest
Eat or toss: If the pepper otherwise looks fine—no visible mold or...

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...

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?...

September 17, 2017

What you see: A pepper growing inside a pepper
What it is: A misfire in the pepper’s seed-making apparatus
Eat or toss? Eat! Consider this bonus pepper

The story:
Mutant pepper? Pepper worms? Part of an evil pepper-driven plot to freak out home cooks and take over kitch...

August 28, 2017

What you see: A pepper that looks, well, deflated What it is: A pepper that grew up in cramped conditions Eat or toss?...

June 25, 2017

What you see: Dark or shriveled seeds in your pepper What it is: Seeds that didn’t properly develop Eat or toss?...

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