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Q.can I still eat the mint with rust on the leaves?

Zone Spokane,WA. | Anonymous added on August 9, 2016 | Answered

My mint leaves are covered with rust spots. I wonder if it is still safe to eat or use for tea. It has been very hot and dry this summer with temperatures in the 90’s since spring. Nights are cool in the 50’s and 60’s. The mint gets lots of water.

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Answered on August 11, 2016

Unfortunately the leaves with rust may not be safe to eat, and they probably won't taste very good. Some plant-infesting fungi produce toxins that can also harm humans, so I would not take the risk.

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