Pasta is the perfect way to serve up your physically flawed produce

Pasta is the perfect way to serve up your physically flawed produce

Pasta is Perfect for Flawed Produce

Pasta is Perfect for Flawed Produce

Pasta is Perfect for Flawed Produce

Pasta is Perfect for Flawed Produce

U.S. grocery retailers have rigorous aesthetic standards for the produce they sell in their stores, and the fruits and vegetables that don’t make the cut are usually discarded, despite being perfectly fit for consumption. 

Fortunately, growing awareness of the world’s massive food waste problem has led to an ugly vegetable movement of sorts, and malformed, imperfect produce is increasingly being saved and sold at discounted prices. This year, Whole Foods and Wal-Mart both joined the ugly vegetable bandwagon, and many smaller grocery chains are also following suit.

Pasta is the perfect way to serve up your physically flawed produce. Best of all, you’ll end up with a meal that is good for you and good for the planet.

See the links below for cooking inspiration:

Pasta recipes featuring tomatoes


Pasta recipes featuring strawberries


Pasta recipes featuring red peppers


Pasta recipes featuring zucchini


Pasta recipes featuring pumpkin

Photos by Jordan Figueiredo | The Ugly Fruit & Veg Campaign