Look, we'll admit it: Americans value beauty, and our fruits and vegetables are no exception. But here's the thing: So-called 'ugly' foods—the ones with superficial scars, bumps, and discolorations—are no less nutritious than their stock-photo-quality counterparts. In fact, some of the most unappetizing-looking produce, proteins, and whole grains yield some of the most potent nutritional profiles.

Here, Rebecca Scritchfield, R.D.N., author of Body Kindness, and Ann Kulze, M.D., a private wellness coach and author of the Eat Right for Life book series, have highlighted some of the ugliest, most underutilized foods you should be eating.