November 18, 2019

What you see: Milky juice coming out of your onion as you chop
What is it: Onion juice!
Eat or toss: Eat! This is a perfectly fine onion. 

The story:
The onion plant’s ancestors likely evolved bulbs to store water and nutrients over the winter and during droughts. Fast...

August 29, 2019

What you see: A mottled white, maybe gray-ish film just under the mango skin; possibly also darkened areas on the peel
What it is: A scalded mango
Eat or toss: Eat! You’ll probably want to cut off the white/gray film, but the flesh underneath it should be fine

The story...

July 21, 2019

What you see: Tiny, white-ringed holes in your mango
What it is: Air bubbles in trace amounts of starchy, immature tissue
Eat or toss: Eat! Depending on how much white tissue you see, you may want to eat around it

The story:
Back in June we wrote about this strange mang...

June 9, 2019

What you see: White, hole-y stuff in your mango; it might seem like the pit is taking over the rest of the mango
What it is: Starchy mango tissue with air pockets
Eat or toss: Eat around! The texture of the white stuff won’t be nice, but the rest of the mango is edible...

May 12, 2019

What you see: A smeary white crust on your aged cheddar. You may be paranoid that it's mold. 
What it is: Calcium lactate crystals!
Eat or toss: Eat! Like the crystals that can appear in aged Italian-style cheeses, this white crusting is harmless.

The sto...

September 24, 2018

What you see: White dots in your aged Italian-style or gouda cheeses that are clearly not mold
What it is: Crystals of an amino acid called tyrosine
Eat or toss: Eat! If an aged cheese and a textured mouthfeel are what you’re looking for, you may even want to count you...

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