Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Taste

Eating Ugly Produce Might Actually Be Better For Your Health

Turns out there's nutrition in all those knobby features.

The world has long shunned cosmetically-challenged foods, but we’re living in a time when there’s a strong movement to change the way we look at our knobby produce. If you’re a conscious supporter of the food waste movement, that’s great. But there may be another reason to embrace ugly produce: it can taste better and might be healthier for you, too.

Orchardist Eliza Greenman has found that blemished fruit can taste sweeter, with a higher sugar content of about 2 to 5 percent. And a study in 2010 found that the scars and blemishes that define ugly produce ― which is a sign of their fight for survival ― have more nutrients and antioxidants. The folks at Grubstreet have made a great animated video to explain it all. Watch:

Please help support Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a nonprofit that operates in 12 cities across the United States, providing solutions to ensure excess food goes to people in need. Donate via the Crowdrise button below:

UGLY Fruit Recipes