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?

enter image description here

  • 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

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.