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?

  • Posted by: creamtea
  • September 7, 2018


Valhalla September 10, 2018
It just bruises very easily. If it is firm otherwise, ignore it.
Susan September 8, 2018
Cut the bits out if they bother you. All you’re seeing is okra a bit past prime.
HalfPint September 7, 2018
Sounds like normal bruising. You should be able to cook unless it's brown and squishy. This has good info:

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