A reader recently asked me whether or not it was safe to eat tomatoes that have blossom end rot.
The short answer is, yes, it's perfectly fine to eat tomatoes that have blossom end rot You can cut away the rotted portion, and eat the rest of the tomato as usual. You'll want to take a look inside the tomato, because sometimes the rot will extend up into the interior of the tomato a little, even though the outside seems fine. You won't get sick from eating it if you miss some, it will just taste "off" to you, most likely.
Also, if you are planning on canning or freezing tomatoes, it's best to do it with tomatoes that don't have any signs of blossom end rot. Especially when canning, pristine fruits are important so that you don't risk introducing harmful bacteria into your canned vegetables.
So, basically -- go ahead and eat them fresh, or cook them in fresh sauces or soups, and enjoy!
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