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Q.Are Peaches With Worms Safe To Eat?

Zone 21784 | Anonymous added on July 17, 2021 | Answered

Hello, I have a peach tree growing in my backyard. It has done well producing fruit since we planted it a few years ago, including this year. However, this year I’ve noticed tiny,nearly transparent, white worms in the pits when I cut them open. Are the peaches still okay to eat? My my mother is trying to convince me that I will have parasites growing in my stomach if I do. I’m freaking out a little since I already ate some of the fruit. Thank you for your help

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Answered on August 4, 2021

Generally, they are safe to eat. You may want to remove any creatures before eating, though.

Here is an article that will help you with preventing them in the future:


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