Every time you start to object to the whole “but white people are compared to food in descriptions all the time too” because of things like “peaches and cream” or “milky” skin, “lips like cherries” or “chocolate-colored” eyes and hair, stop for a second, and consider this:
When’s the last time you saw those types of descriptions used to describe a traditionally masculine white man?
With the exception of “milky” to describe eyes with cataracts or other forms of clouding, probably never, or no more than once or twice.
The white people that get compared to food all the time are also marginalized and objectified, as women or as femme men (and in many cases, not so much actually femme as “exaggeratedly feminized by the author and forced into a position in the narrative that would traditionally belong to a woman”). It doesn’t prove that comparing POC to something intended for consumption is okay because it happens to white people too when the white people it happens to are also dehumanized and/or exotified on different axes.