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
What you see: A carrot with a white "core."What it is: A perfectly fine, two-toned carrot Eat or toss: Eat! Here's why it's entirely OK to eat a carrot with
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
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
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
What you see: Snowy white particles in your gin What it is: Flavor compounds like esters and waxes that have formed clumps Drink or toss? Drink! Nothing harmful
What you see: White crusty flakes at the top of your milk jug What it is: Dried milk Eat or toss? Eat! Well, not that you need to go out of your way to consume