Is Broccoli Bad When It Turns Yellow?

You bought that head of broccoli…when? And you’re wondering if you should eat it. You can see that it’s starting to turn yellow and wonder if it’s safe.

Safe it is. That yellow you see doesn’t mean that the plant is rotting, but that it is wilting. It will have a strong taste – it will probably be bitter – and there’s a good chance that it will give you gas, but don’t be afraid to try it and see what you think. You may also find that it has gotten tough and fibrous on the outside. Use a potato peeler or knife to peel the outside off. Then cook and eat the florettes and the insides of the stems. Your broccoli will probably have lost some of the vitamins that were present, but the good news is that it will still have the same amount of fiber.

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