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Raspberries: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Raspberries Fresh raspberries are frequently infested with insects. Because of the texture of the raspberries they are difficult to clean. One should avoid using them Raspberry Syrup Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Products with raspberries as an ingredient may be used, as long as there are not whole raspberry pieces…

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Raisins: How to Check for Bugs

Raisins are frequently infested with insects. It is difficult to clean them or check them. They should be avoided. Note: Craisins, which are dried cranberries, are a good substitute. Under normal circumstances, they Need not be checked. Read more about checking craisins.

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Oranges: How to Check for Bugs

The peel Orange peels are 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 orange, or squeezing it―so the infestation does not travel to the inside. If using the peel, rub it with steel wool…

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Romaine Lettuce: How to Check for Bugs

Romaine Lettuce (AKA Cos Lettuce) is frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. How to check Romaine Lettuce 1. Remove each leaf from the head. 2. Soak the leaves in a solution of dishwashing liquid and water. Allow to soak for at least three minutes. Agitate the leaves in the solution. 3. Remove the…

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Iceberg Lettuce: How to Check for Bugs

Iceberg Lettuce is frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Look for: aphids, thrips and spider-mites. How to check iceberg lettuce 1. Remove each leaf from the head. 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.…

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Lemons: How to Check for Bugs

The peel Lemon peels are frequently infested with insects and must be checked. If one is not using the peel—it Need not be checked. However, it should be rinsed before cutting open the lemon or squeezing it—so the infestation does not travel to the inside. If using the peel, one should rub it with steel…

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Leeks: How to Check for Bugs

Leeks are frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Leek presents an extra difficulty in checking: The insects which are found in leek are often between the thin layers of the vegetable. Consequently, these insects will not be visible—unless these layers are separated from each other. 1. Cut off the green leaves and discard…

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Grapefruits: How to Check for Bugs

The peel The peels of grapefruits are frequently infested with insects and 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 grapefruit, or squeezing it―so the infestation does not travel to the inside. If using the peel, rub it…

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Grape Leaves: How to Check for Bugs

Grape Leaves (also known as Vine Leaves or Yebra) are frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. How to Clean/Use Grape Leaves There are a number of options in cleaning grape leaves. Method one: Vinegar 1. Place the grape leaves in vinegar, and leave them for a few days. (If the grape leaves are purchased…

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Figs, Dried : How to Check for Bugs

Dried figs are frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Note: There is a different procedure for checking fresh figs. How to check dried figs 1. Wash the outside and wash the stem well. 2. Cut open each fig. 3. Cut out a small portion around the top and discard. 4. Turn the fig inside…

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