I bought a bag of spinach late at night and left it in the balcony for the night (the weather was cold enough). In the morning I forgot to take them in and to my wonder the sun was out and shining! Some of the leaves changed color like the ones in the picture. Are they safe to eat? They are not soggy or anything, just the color change! enter image description here

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    I've eaten leaves like that and they were fine. I'll leave the answering to someone who knows for sure, but my guess is they've just broken down a little, like what happens when you cook them. Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 2:25
  • The actual temperature outside is an important detail, both overnight and during the day. Whether the spinach is safe to eat depends on if it ever entered the danger zone (between 4–60°C or 40–140°F) and, if so, how long it was there for.
    – Abion47
    Commented Oct 10, 2023 at 16:19
  • @abion47-- it must have been around 8-10° C, for 10 hours I think.
    – Gigili
    Commented Oct 11, 2023 at 17:06


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