Are the sprouts edible?

Asked July 5, 2020, 7:39 PM EDT

You mentioned the squash flesh and the seeds are edible but what about the actual sprouts? The white worm-shaped spaghetti squash sprouts? Is it okay to eat them and if so, is raw okay?

King County Washington

1 Response

Yes, members of the cucurbit family --cucumber, squash, melons--may be eaten as sprouts or microgreens--you can actually buy them online. However, be aware that seeds that were purchased to plant in a garden may have been treated with fungicides and should not be used as sprouts or microgreens. Here's an example of pumpkin seeds being sold for sprouts, microgreens.