What you see: Brown and black streaks or dots in avocado flesh What it is: Vascular browning! Mmmm! Eat or toss? The avocado is edible, but may not taste as
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: 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
What you see: Little, dark sunken spots on the outside of your apple; and/or brown spots just underneath the skin What it is: Bitter pit, a defect caused by
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: 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: A vivid red speck, or something that looks like a drop of blood in the egg yolk. What it is: A spot of blood from the chicken’s reproductive