Reminder during fiddlehead season in NB
New Brunswick health officials are reminding people to properly wash and cook fresh fiddleheads before eating them.
Acting chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says fiddleheads are a delicacy long enjoyed by New Brunswickers and visitors to the province during the short growing season in late spring.
But people should be sure to wash them thoroughly and either boil them for 15 minutes or steam them for 10 to 12 minutes -- and then discard the water.
Eating raw or undercooked fiddleheads can lead to illness, with possible symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headaches and cramps.