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Fruits

Figs, Fresh : How to Check for Bugs

Fresh figs are sometimes infested with insects and must be checked. Note: There is a different procedure for checking dried figs. How to check fresh figs 1. Wash the outside. 2. Cut open the fig. 3. Cut out a small portion around the top and discard. 4. Check the inside. 5. If anything is found,…

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Fig Leaves: How to Check for Bugs

Fig leaves are sometimes infested with insects and must be checked. How to clean fig leaves from bugs 1. Check each leaf. If any is infested―discard it. 2. Soak the leaves that are found to be clean –in a cleaning solution for about three minutes. 3. Carefully rub each leaf with a food brush dipped in…

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Etrog: How to Check for Bugs

The Etrog (AKA Escarole or Citron) may have to be checked, depending what part you want to eat. The peel Frequently infested. Must be checked. If one is not using the peel―the peel Need not be checked. However, it should be rinsed before peeling or cutting open the etrog, or squeezing it―so the infestation does not…

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Cranberries: How to Check for Bugs

Craisins Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cranberries: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cranberries: Dried Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Coconut: How to Check for Bugs

Coconut: Whole Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Coconut: Ground/Dried/Dessicated Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Cherries: How to Check for Bugs

Cherries: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Cherries: Maraschino Rarely infested. Need not be checked This applies only if these cherries are from the United States. If made elsewhere, cherries must be opened and checked.

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Carob (Boxer): How to Check for Bugs

Carob (AKA Boxer) is Frequently infested with insects and must be checked. How to check Carob: 1. Direct a stream of water at all parts of the carob. 2. Open the carob and look for webbing and other infestation. 3. Any individual carob that has infestation should not be used, even if the infestation is…

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Bananas: How to Check for Bugs

Bananas: Fresh Bananas are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Banana Chips Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked As with many products, the longer the banana chips are stored, the more chance there is of infestation. Therefore, chips that were stored for an extended period of time should be…

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Apricots: How to Check for Bugs

Apricots: Canned Canned apricots are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked. Apricots: Dried Sometimes Infested. Must be checked.. If the apricots are not already halved—halve them. Soak each apricot in warm water. Rinse, and check both sides with a light source. Apricots: Fresh Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked.…

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Apples: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Apples It is good practice to cut apples open before eating them and to check the inside. Additionally, it is good practice to clean out the area near the stem. Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked. Apples: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked. Apples: Dried Not infested…

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