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Fruits

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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Pineapple: How to Check for Bugs

Pineapple: Fresh The peel of the pineapple is sometimes infested with insects. Remove the peel plus a bit more. Remove all brown areas. Pineapple: Dried Sometimes infested. Difficult to check.

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Peaches: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Peaches: How to Check for Bugs Wash the peel thoroughly before eating the peach. If the peach has a soft spot, the peach should be checked. Canned Peaches Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Dried Peaches Dried peaches are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked for insects. The longer…

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Papaya: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Papaya (also known as pawpaw) is not infested under normal circumstances. It need not be checked for bugs. Dried Papaya is also not infested under normal circumstances. It need not be checked for bugs.

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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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Nectarines: How to Check for Bugs

Nectaries are not infested under normal circumstances and need not be checked Wash the peel thoroughly before eating the nectarine. No checking necessary. To check a nectarine which has soft spots, follow these steps: 1. Cut away the soft spots. 2. Check immediately under the peel (i.e. just peel away the skin) of that soft…

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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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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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