What you see: Spots on your potato’s skin; they likely each have a larger outer circle and a dot at the center What it is: An infection of the little structures
What you see: Brown dots on your lettuce, especially along the lower parts of the ribs. What it is: Russet spotting! Eat or toss: Eat! This is harmless (for
What you see: Sprouts growing from your potato's "eyes." What it is: The potato trying to grow new potatoes! But the sprout may have higher concentrations of
What you see: A wispy thing at the bottom of your honey liqueur What it is: Clumping molecules! Known as “flocculation,” this can happen when organic materials
What you see: Strawberries that look “wet” and seem to be coated in strawberry juice. What it is: Not to be dramatic or anything, but the strawberries are so
What you see: Brown/orangish colors in your eggplant’s skin. What it is: Likely chilling injury. Eat or toss: The eggplant pictured above was too far gone to
What you see: A delicate white fluff in the center of your clementine (or tangerine, or other type of mandarin) What it is: Basically just an airier version of
What you see: Brownish coloring inside your eggplant. What it is: Oxidation. Eat or toss: Eat! This eggplant likely had a traumatic experience (most likely
What you see: An odd brown pattern on the outside of a pear. What it is: Russeting, a harmless response to water, frost and other environmental conditions. Eat
What you see: Brown spots on cauliflower. What it is: Bruising, most likely from bumping into other cauliflower heads, or cold temperatures. Eat or toss: Eat!
What you see: Unappealing black bits on the surface of your salmon fillet. What it is: Some wayward scales from when the fish was prepped. Eat or toss: Just
What you see: Red onions that turn a bluish, greenish color during cooking. What it is: A harmless reaction of a plant pigment to an alkaline (basic)
What you see: Greenish skin on a potato. What it is: Chlorophyll buildup that signals the presence of solanine, a harmful toxin. Eat or toss? Is it just a
What you see: White, stringy blobs on the yolk when you crack open an egg. What it is: The chalazae, essentially a set of strands built into the egg to anchor
What you see: Tiny dots all over the surface of your apple. What it is: Lenticels! These are tiny pores that apples use to breathe. Eat or toss? Eat! Why
What you see: Green on the exterior of garlic. What it is: Harmless chlorophyll. Eat or toss: Eat! So, why is it safe to eat garlic that's turning green?