When we see a carrot with legs or a tomato with a menacing smile, we think, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. We might feel sad that this poor lil' guy will never have a home, but the bottom line is, it ain't coming home with us.
But let's set the record straight: "ugly" produce is not to be discarded or pitied. It's strong. So strong, in fact, it might actually pack more of a nutritional punch than its perfectly polished peers.
NPR says there's some scientific evidence suggesting that unsightly scarring on fruits and vegetables may reflect higher nutrition.
Here are the findings of some more recent studies: