What you see: A blackish, dark area under your potato’s skin; the surface may or may not appear damaged. What it is: The blackish coloration pictured above is a
Moldy peach pit
What you see: A moldy pit in a peach.What it is: A moldy pit in a peach. Eat or toss: Toss. In a soft fruit like a peach, even areas without obvious mold could
Narrow bumps or warts on honeynut squash
What you see: Narrow, angular bumps on your honeynut squash. What it is: Healed wounds. Eat or toss: Eat! The squash's flesh, that is. The scabs will likely be
Cracked open plums
What you see: A plum whose skin has split open, exposing its soft, wet interior.What it is: A cracked plum!Eat or toss: Probably a toss. Something problematic
Is it safe to eat a dented, cracked egg?
What you see: A dented, cracked egg; its contents may or may not appear to have spilled out. What it is: The dent suggests that both the shell and the egg's
The carrots split!
What you see: A carrot that’s split What it is: The carrot literally cracked under pressure Eat or toss: Eat! It’s perfectly fine. Why is it OK to eat
What’s up with circular scars on the bottoms of some tomatoes?
What you see: A scarred ring around the bottom of your tomato What it is: The scarring is a condition called “catfacing,” which is common in some heirloom
Spin me into salad! These scars are fine to eat
What you see: Dried out rings running circles around your tomato What it is: Scarring after a growth spurt Eat or toss: Eat! The dry, brown areas may not have a
Chew on this: The tale of the roughed up sweet potato
What you see: Holes and chewed areas on the outside of your sweet potato What it is: Love bites, likely from white grubs Eat or toss: Peel off the damage and
What’s this scabby stuff on my apple?
What you see: Scab-like browning on apple skin. What it is: Apple scab! Eat or toss? Eat! Just cut away the area affected by the scab. This is a fungus that
Is it safe to eat an egg that cracked during boiling?
What you see: Egg cracked during boiling, resulting in an oddly shaped egg white, and strings and clumps of egg white in the cooking water. What it is: Just