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Tujunga, CA.
Feb 7, 2018 12:03 PM CST
Does anyone know if cabbage worms cause intestinal parasites?
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Name: Porkpal
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Feb 7, 2018 1:15 PM CST
I would certainly still eat it - after washing it well, of course.
Tujunga, CA.
Feb 7, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Might seem like a silly question but just wanted to check if they cause intestinal parasites.
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
Feb 7, 2018 4:34 PM CST
Are you referring to stories of tapeworm? I have never heard of cabbage pests such as the caterpillars of cabbage looper, cabbage butterfly and other caterpillars that feed on cole crops ever passing on parasites but I read the pork tapeworm could live part of its life cycle on cabbages and related plants. Never heard of it until you brought it up though. Even searching, I so far only found cases in other countries, specifically India.

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