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Are broccoli worms harmful to human health?


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Are broccoli worms harmful to human health?

pinkskittles | Jul 9, 2008 07:51 AM

i realize the title of this post is a little less appealing than most posts, but i thought i'd ask the community to help me out here.

i got some broccoli at the organic farmers market and found a little green worm. through the help of google i found that they are called cabbage loopers, but i couldn't find out if they were bad for my health or not in case i accidentally consumed one.

i mean, are their eggs bad, like parasites and stuff? could they cause digestive and health problems like other parasites i've read about that affect humans?

i was so icked out i just threw out the rest of the broccoli (which i'm sure i shouldn't have done).

can anyone tell me if it's ok to accidentally eat a green worm?


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