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Grains

Wild Rice: How to Check for Bugs

Wild rice may be infested with insects and must be checked before cooking and eating. How to Check Wild Rice To check wild rice, place a few handfuls of rice into a bowl of water. Agitate the water and wait a few moments. If worms are present, they will float to the top. If worms…

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Rice: How to Check for Bugs

June-September Not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is highly recommended that it be checked. How to check rice for insects 1. Place white parchment paper over a lightbox. 2. Place three cups of product on the parchment paper and check the product. If no infestation is found, the rest of the…

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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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Flour: How to Check for Bugs

October through May During this season, flour is not infested under normal circumstances. However, it is praiseworthy to sift the flour during these months. A “Pela-matic” motorized sifter of 70 microns can be used. As well, the sifter known as the Bnei Brak Sifter is approximately a 70 micron mesh, and may be used. (Note: the…

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Barley: How to Check for Bugs

Barley is not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is highly recommended that it be checked How to check barley 1. Place white parchment paper over a lightbox 2. Place three cups of product on the parchment paper and check the product. If no infestation is found, the rest of the bag…

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