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Water Cress: How to Check for Bugs

Water cress is frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check watercress 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…

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Swiss chard: How to Check for Bugs

Although swiss chard (also known as beet leaves and silverbeet) seems to be like lettuce, it is more infested than most lettuce and more difficult to check. Consequently, one may discard the leaves and eat the stalk. Or, one may wash and check the leaves as below: How to Check Swiss Chard for Bugs 1.…

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Spinach: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh spinach is frequently Infested with insects. Must be checked. Look for thrips, aphids, mites or leaf-miner worms. Notes: Curly leaf spinach should not be used. Baby spinach is preferable to other types of spinach for three reasons: It is less likely to be infested; its flat wax surface aids in washing off the insects;…

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Seaweed: How to Check for Bugs

Edible seaweed and sea vegetable products are frequently infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check seaweed for bugs Narrow leaves or wide leaves. Check each leaf over a light box. Make sure to check both sides. Any silhouette, white, gray or dark spot should be checked to see if it is an insect.…

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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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Rhubarb: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh rhubarb is sometimes infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check rhubarb Remove the leaves. Direct a stream of water at the stalks while rubbing them with a nylon brush or sponge.

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Radicchio: How to Check for Bugs

Radicchio is sometimes Infested with insects. Must be checked.   1. Remove and discard the outer four leaves. 2. Quarter the head of cabbage. The purpose of this is to make separation of the leaves easier. 3. Remove each leaf from the head. 4. Direct a stream of water at each leaf, on both sides,…

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Peppers: How to Check for Bugs

Peppers: Green or Red (Fresh) Fresh peppers (also known as capsicum) are sometimes infested with insects. Must be checked. How to check peppers: 1. Cut the pepper in half and check for infestation. 2. Wash the pepper inside and out. Pepper: Hot (Fresh) Not infested under normal circumstances.

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Peas: How to Check for Bugs

Peas: Fresh Fresh peas are not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked for bugs. In snap peas, look for signs of rotting, and eliminate those peas that have such signs. Peas: Frozen Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Peas: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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Onions: How to Check for Bugs

Onions are sometimes-to-often infested. Must be checked. If the onion is firm, and also has no signs of rotting, and no green leaves―no checking is necessary. If the onion has signs of rotting―it should be discarded. Onions: Dried Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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