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Artichokes: How to Check for Bugs

Globe Artichokes and Leaves Fresh artichokes are Frequently Infested. Must be checked. Look for: aphids. How to check artichokes 1. Soak the leaves in a solution of dishwashing liquid and water. The amount of soap should be enough to make the water feel slippery and sudsy. Allow to soak for three to five minutes. 2.…

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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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Capers: How to Check for Bugs

Capers are Sometimes Infested and must be checked. Look for midges (small flies) and mini caterpillars. How to clean and check capers Rinse thoroughly. Look for holes that result from insect nibbling. Remove any parts of the caper (or the entire caper) when these signs are present.

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Blueberries: How to Check for Bugs and Worms

Commercially Grown Blueberries are sometimes infested. They must be checked. How to check blueberries Soak in a solution of vegetable wash and water. Cut open ten per cent of the blueberries and check for worms. Check, also, the crowns of the ten per cent. If no infestation is found, all of the blueberries (not just…

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