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Smelly asparagus?


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Smelly asparagus?

anakalia | May 15, 2011 11:14 AM

On Wednesday, I bought some asparagus at Whole Foods. It looked fine, but when I got it home, I noticed a really strong fishy smell coming from it. I washed it, examined it, it still looked fine, so I went ahead and used half of it in a pasta (it tasted OK).

But today I wanted to use the rest in a frittata and that fishy smell is really making me think I should just pitch it, instead. It still LOOKS just fine, but smells gross.

Am I missing something? Does asparagus normally have a fishy smell or does that indicate that it's rotten? I don't mind throwing it away, but I want to avoid throwing away perfectly good food, if this is normal or something.

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