What you see: A milky white substance leaks out of your freshly chopped lettuce. What it is: Lettuce latex!Eat or toss: Eat! This is a natural part of the
What you see: A white “string” at the bottom of your carrot.What it is: The very end of the carrot!Eat or toss: Eat! More carrot! Yes, you can eat the string
What you see: A whitish film on your blueberries. What it is: A naturally occurring protective coating called bloom. Eat or toss: Eat! That silvery film
What you see: Cottony white spots on your blueberries; probably where the stem attached or where there might have been a wound in the blueberry’s skin. What it
What you see: White areas on your raspberry.What it is: Sunburn or sunscald. Eat or toss: Eat! The raspberry is fine. Raspberries with white areas are OK to
What you see: A thin, spongy, white thing attached to the bottom of the mushroom cap. It could surround the stem or be hanging off the edges of the
What you see: Your potato has left a lot of white stuff on your cutting board. What it is: Potato starch!Eat or toss: Please do not eat your cutting board.
What you see: White stuff on your cheese. You’re worried about uninvited mold. What it is: If it’s soft and you can spot “filaments,” it’s mold. (If it’s
What you see: A strikingly white area just below the potato peel. What it is: A white “knot,” basically a bruise that didn’t turn dark colors, as bruises
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
What you see: A white film on your avocado's peel.What it is: Likely copper sulfate residue.Eat or toss: Rinse, scrub, peel and eat. White film on avocado
What you see: A white spongy texture and holes inside your celery stalks. They may seem hollow. What it is: Broken-down celery tissue. Eat or toss: Eat!
What you see: Your peach’s pit has split open, the area around the pit is bumpy and strange. You might be worried about mold. What it is: The pit split while
What you see: White stuff oozing out of cut squash when you microwave it; or clear, sticky stuff seeping out during peeling and chopping. What it is: Likely a
What you see: White patches on dates you’ve had for a while What it is: Sugar! Eat or toss: It’s just sugar. The dates will probably be harder and drier than
What you see: An onion with a thick, white “core” What it is: An especially prominent onion stem Eat or toss: Cut around the stem area; it will be too thick and