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...

May 1, 2020

What you see: Purple sprouts and stalks emerging from your sweet potato
What it is: A sprouting sweet potato
Eat or toss: Eat! A sweet potato with a small bunch of sprouts will still taste fine. Fresh sweet potato sprouts are edible too (unlike regular potato sprouts).


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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