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Water Cress: How to Check for Bugs

Water cress is frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check watercress 1. Remove the leaves from the stem. 2. Soak the leaves in a solution of vegetable wash and water. Enough vegetable wash should be used to make the solution feel slippery and sudsy. The solution should be in a vessel that…

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Tangerines: How to Check for Bugs

Tangerine Peel The peel of a tangerine (also known as a mandarin orange or a clementine) is frequently infested with insects. Must be checked. If one is not using the peel―it Need not be checked. However, it should be rinsed before peeling or cutting open the tangerine―so the infestation does not travel to the inside.…

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Swiss chard: How to Check for Bugs

Although swiss chard (also known as beet leaves and silverbeet) seems to be like lettuce, it is more infested than most lettuce and more difficult to check. Consequently, one may discard the leaves and eat the stalk. Or, one may wash and check the leaves as below: How to Check Swiss Chard for Bugs 1.…

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Strawberries: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Strawberries Fresh strawberries are frequently infested with insects. Must be checked. Note: The level of infestation in the strawberry crop varies from time to time. Consequently, the method of checking varies as well. The procedures listed here are for a crop that has a high level of infestation. How to check strawberries for bugs…

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Spinach: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh spinach is frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. Look for thrips, aphids, mites or leaf-miner worms. Notes: Curly leaf spinach should not be used. Baby spinach is preferable to other types of spinach for three reasons: It is less likely to be infested; its flat wax surface aids in washing off the insects;…

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Scallions: How to Check for Bugs

Scallions (also known as “spring onions”) are frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check scallions for bugs Scallions present an extra difficulty in checking: The insects which are found on scallions leave eggs between layers of the leaves. Consequently, one must be careful when using the jet spray that the water reaches…

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Rosemary: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh rosemary leaves are frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. How to clean rosemary from bugs 1. Remove the leaves from the stem. 2. Soak the leaves in a solution of vegetable wash and water. Enough vegetable wash should be used to make the solution feel slippery and sudsy. The solution should be in…

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Basmati Rice: How to Check for Bugs

Basmati rice is frequently infested with bug and must be checked. Look for: thrips. Note: Basmati rice is more often infested than regular rice and requires the checking procedure described below. See how to check regular rice.  How to check Basmati Rice 1. Soak the rice in a glass vessel of water for five minutes.…

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