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That is a chioggia beet, I believe, but watermelon radish is also colored similarly.


Very simple. Fruit and vegetables grown out of season are grown in poly tunnels or green houses. These produce beautifully looking fruit and veg with no taste whatsoever. The Netherlands are famous for growing most of their fruit in greenhouses and are the worst culprits. Because people in the UK now want to eat what they want to eat all year round, ...


This can be one of two things: 1) If you bought this from a store the squash is a bit old. It own't hurt you as mentioned in one of the comments above it just isn't pretty. 2) If this is a fresh squash, if you had a heavy rain storm or a higher than normal concentration of smoke in the area (like forest fires) then it is possible for excess minerals to be ...

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