HOW DO YOU KNOW IF BROCCOLI HAS GONE BAD?

How do you know if broccoli has gone bad?

 How do you know if broccoli has gone bad?

Have you ever opened the crisper drawer in your refrigerator to find a forgotten head of broccoli and you don't know if you can still use it? You are not alone! We've all let this stuff sit in the fridge sometimes, and it can be hard to tell if it's still good to eat. So if you have any doubts about suspicious broccoli, read on to learn how to tell if your broccoli is spoiled.

How to tell if broccoli is bad

 

Learning how to properly store broccoli is an easy way to prevent your broccoli from going bad in the first place. Broccoli can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, whole or cut into florets, and can last three to five days. And if you've lost track of time, here are three things you need to know to determine if your broccoli is safe to eat.

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 Color

First check the color of the florets. They should be bright green. If they have yellow or brown spots, this is a sign that your broccoli has started to spoil. If you see white or black spots growing on the florets or stems, this tells you that mold is starting to develop and it's time to throw it away. 

The smell
 
If you open the crisper drawer and a bad smell comes out, it may mean that your broccoli has started to spoil. The whole crown of broccoli should smell fresh and slightly vegetal. Broccoli that is cut into florets releases sulforaphane, a compound found in many cruciferous vegetables that can give off the smell. If the smell is mild, your broccoli is probably still in good condition. Any tougher heads are a sign that the broccoli is past its prime.

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Texture

When it comes to broccoli, texture is important. Broccoli stem should be firm. Soft stem is a sign of damage. The leg should also be fresh, without cracks or drying. If the bottom of the stem appears dry, you can cut off the dry part and still eat the broccoli if there are no other signs of damage. If the stems or florets appear frozen, they don't have much water and should be discarded.
 
If your broccoli doesn't pass these three checks, it's time to say goodbye. But if your broccoli looks, smells, and is fresh, you can still cook it!

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