Broccoli Plants

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?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
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.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Broccoli Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More