Cook the broccoli as is. Worms turn brown and you'll be able to see them easier and pick them out before serving. Shouldn't be anything squeemish about that. If you can tolerate them being there before you put the broccoli in the pot, you can tolerate them after!
susieM, you sound like my grandma! UGH! It used to be my job to check the broccoli after it was soaked in salt water because I was the one always finding those stupid bugs on my plate! I guess I was the only one that looked that close. They don't always float to the top and they don't always turn brown. Just check the broccoli carefully, looking extra hard in the close places where the bugs like to hide. Don't even get me started on the eggs! Had to pick eggs and caterpillars off my kale last night. Not my favorite chore but better than eating the critters.
ditto on the BT or Dipel, same thing. Timely applications of BT will prevent those buggers. BT is completely approved for organic purposes. When I see the white/green butterflies around my brassicas, I wait a few days then dust with Dipel.
I loved susieM's comment. Seriously I wish I could eat broccoli with the extra protein, just can not do it
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