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Our yellow squash has some brownish discoloration inside in a ring down that extends length-wise. Is this normal variation and safe to eat, or is this an indicator that the squash has gone bad?

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  • Me too. Guessing that if you asked this question in 2015 I shouldn't wait on an answer to cook mine. – ambrose coulliette Jun 22 '18 at 22:59
  • .....So this is probably bad advice, but does it smell okay? Does the brown stuff feel the same as the white stuff? Have you fried a slice and tasted it? If the internet fails you, sometimes you've gotta test things the caveman way. Given that I suffer from a yearly squashpocalypse, I'd probably toss it. But if I really hated to waste it, I'd see if I could cut away the white/good looking bits and puree them for a pie, maybe... I'd like to know for sure too though. – kitukwfyer Jun 23 '18 at 4:37
  • That's most likely the sign of the squash being a bit old. That's not going to hurt you if you eat it other than being aesthetically less pleasing. If a brown spot is large enough, cut it out. – Julie Sigwart Aug 22 '18 at 1:56

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