Broccoli Plants
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broccoli worms

Zone north east | kscott4875 added on July 21, 2014 | Answered

While cooking broccoli, worms appeared in pot. After removing worms, is it safe to eat or throw out?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on July 21, 2014

To the best of my knowledge, the worms are not dangerous to human health. An old farmers' trick is to soak veggies in cold salt water for 10 minutes or so, to encourage all the critters to let go. If you're growing yourself, you'll want to practice some controls before food gets to the kitchen. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/worms-in-broccoli-caterpillars-in-the-broccoli-head.htm

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