After I bought a broccoli I placed it into my fridge. Today I rediscovered it and wanted to eat it. Now the crown of the broccoli already turned yellowish (it's actually a yellowish-greenish-brownish color).

Is it still safe to eat the broccoli (after cooking) or are there any health harming issues I should consider before eating?

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It is safe to eat, but it would be fibrous and a bit tough - not to mention that the flavor might be a bit subdued. I would personally cut my loses and toss it in the bin.

  • Can you provide any kind of reference for your answer? Either way: thanks a lot!
    – dialogik
    Mar 26, 2014 at 18:28
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    If personal experience counts as a reference on the "fibrous and a bit tough...flavor...subdued" part :) As for the safe part, a paper in UC Davis' repo: postharvest.ucdavis.edu/libraries/Questions_and_Answers/…
    – jsanc623
    Mar 26, 2014 at 19:32
  • That's what I was looking for, personal experience, flavoured with a scientific paper reference. Great, thanks! :-)
    – dialogik
    Mar 26, 2014 at 21:33
  • Very welcome @GottliebNotschnabel!
    – jsanc623
    Mar 27, 2014 at 14:07

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