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Asparagus: How to Check for Bugs

Asparagus: Green

Green Asparagus is Frequently infested with insects and must be checked.

If the florets at the top of the stalks are removed; and the triangular-shaped leaves on the sides are also removed; and the stalks are washed thoroughly with a strong stream of water and a brush—the stalks may be eaten without further checking.

White Asparagus:

Wash thoroughly. Need not be checked.