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).


April 21, 2020

What you see: Tiny sprouts falling out of your onion
What it is: The onion is sprouting!
Eat or toss: Eat!

The story:
This was quite the surprise! I was innocently cutting up an onion when I turned it over and it seemed to be having...babies? Lots of little tiny onion s...

August 20, 2019

What you see: Sprouts growing from your potato
What it is: The potato trying to grow new potatoes! But the sprout may have higher concentrations of toxins you don’t want to eat.
Eat or toss? How robust are the sprouts? If they're just about the size of pen-tips, scrape...

March 24, 2019

What you see: A sprouted onion
What it is: A sprouted onion!
Eat or toss: Eat! You can eat the onion and its green shoots too!

The story:

Thanks to Susan M. of Norwalk, Conn. for sending this photo of her very sprouted white onion! 

Fortunately for Susan and the stew she...

February 8, 2018

What you see: White and green squiggles in tomato flesh What it is: Sprouting tomato seeds! Eat or toss?...

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