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I just made this soup but I noticed these white things in it are they worms?

  • What ingredients did you use? There are a lot of white things for you to have missed them when adding ingredients, so it would be surprising if you did so
    – Chris H
    May 6, 2022 at 15:33
  • Just lentils and onions
    – Tulay
    May 6, 2022 at 16:41
  • Did you soak the lentils for a while before cooking? These look like sprouted lentils to me.
    – Billy Kerr
    May 6, 2022 at 21:20

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Those look to be radicles (embryonic stems, the part the root grows from) that have separated from the lentils. If you look closely at the less squished lentils in your soup, you'll probably see some with the radicles still attached.

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