Care for a Worm with that Organic Produce?
Um, no thanks… but if you see one on your leafy greens, broccoli, or whatever veg you happen to be washing that day, don't worry.
It's actually a good sign, in my opinion. The fact that these tiny little creatures may appear from time to time on our veg is a nice validation that the veggies you bought because you believed that they came from an organic source that wasn't sprayed, probably really wasn't!
The first time I saw something like this was at a restaurant, actually. Back in my vegan days, about 10 or 11 years ago, I was eating at a local vegetarian restaurant, Real Food Daily, when a little guy like this:
crawled out of my salad and on to the table!
I was startled and a bit taken aback, but ended it finding it quite funny. The server shrugged it off and said, "it happens" before removing my plate and replacing it with a fresh salad.
Can you eat them? I suppose so. I don't personally like the idea of eating a worm, but I doubt it would be a big deal.
Just another reminder to WASH your produce. Thoroughly. And then wash it again.