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Imperfect Fruits and Veggies Get a Second Chance

Pear fruit bars on a plate surrounded by pears, blueberries and cranberries.

Fruits and veggies that are too small, blemished, or oddly shaped probably won’t make it to your grocery store’s produce section, but thanks to ARS, they might end up in the healthy-snack aisle instead. To help reduce food waste, ARS food technologists created tasty new products, like fruit bars, wraps, and snacks, made from fruits and vegetables that might not be perfect, but are still nutritious.

Read Turning Food Waste into Healthful Delights to learn more.