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Herbs

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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Garlic: How to Check for Bugs

Garlic-Fresh Fresh garlic is sometimes infested infested and must be checked. The peels may have insects. the cloves, though, are generally clean. Consequently, the peels should be removed and discarded. The cloves may be rinsed and eaten. Garlic-Dried Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked.

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Arulga: How to Check for Bugs

Arugala is frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Look for aphids, thrips and mites. How to check arugala 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…

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Thyme: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Thyme is sometimes infested with insects and must be checked 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 is large enough…

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Sage, Fresh: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Sage is Sometimes Infested with insects and must be checked. Preliminary check (to determine if herbs can be cleaned or must be discarded): Note: Herbs must not be wet for this process to be effective. 1. Hold a bundle of the herbs by their stem. 2. Bang the bunch of herbs on a white…

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Parsley: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Parsley is Frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. Preliminary check (to determine if herbs can be cleaned or must be discarded): Note: Herbs must not be wet for this process to be effective. 1. Hold a bundle of the herbs by their stem. 2. Bang the bunch of herbs on a white…

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Oregano: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Oregano is Frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. Preliminary check (to determine if herbs can be cleaned or must be discarded): Note: Herbs must not be wet for this process to be effective. 1. Hold a bundle of the herbs by their stem. 2. Bang the bunch of herbs on a white…

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Mint Leaves: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Mint is Frequently Infested with insects. How to clean mint 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 is large enough…

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