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Black spots on okra

I brought okra home from the supermarket yesterday (in a plastic bag) but forgot to open the bag refrigerate it for several hours. Today I took it out of the refrigerator to cook, and the pods have blackened areas. (not moving black areas, they don't seem like bug infestation but I don't cook okra frequently). They are still firm. I spent a lot, should I cook or toss?

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asked 2 months ago

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HalfPint
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added 2 months ago

Sounds like normal bruising. You should be able to cook unless it's brown and squishy. This has good info: http://www.freshpoint.com/archive/commodity-okra/
and
https://www.hunker.com/12539788/how-to-tell-if-okra-is-spoiled

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Susan
added 2 months ago

Cut the bits out if they bother you. All you’re seeing is okra a bit past prime.

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Valhalla
added 2 months ago

It just bruises very easily. If it is firm otherwise, ignore it.

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