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Romaine Lettuce: How to Check for Bugs

Romaine Lettuce (AKA Cos Lettuce) is frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. How to check Romaine Lettuce 1. Remove each leaf from the head. 2. Soak the leaves in a solution of dishwashing liquid and water. Allow to soak for at least three minutes. Agitate the leaves in the solution. 3. Remove the…

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Iceberg Lettuce: How to Check for Bugs

Iceberg Lettuce is frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Look for: aphids, thrips and spider-mites. How to check iceberg lettuce 1. Remove each leaf from the head. 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.…

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Leeks: How to Check for Bugs

Leeks are frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Leek presents an extra difficulty in checking: The insects which are found in leek are often between the thin layers of the vegetable. Consequently, these insects will not be visible—unless these layers are separated from each other. 1. Cut off the green leaves and discard…

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Fennel: How to Check for Bugs

Fennel is frequently Infested with insects and must be checked How to clean fennel from bugs Fennel may contain insects which are between the thin layers of the vegetable. Consequently, these insects will not be visible―unless these layers are separated from each other. Then, either spray with a jet stream, soak, or check with a lightbox.

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Corn: How to Check for Bugs

Fresh Corn on the Cob Sometimes Infested. Must be checked. How to check corn on the cob 1. Examine the corn for any obvious signs of infestation. 2. Cook the corn. 3. Inspect the water for insects. 4. If no infestation is found in the water, the corn may be eaten. 5. If there is…

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Celery: How to Check for Bugs

Celery is frequently infested with insects and must be checked Look for: thrips, flies and leafminer worms. How to check celery Leaves 1. Check the leaves for signs of insects, such as winding paths or dark spots. If any signs of insects are present, remove the small stem and the leaves. 2. Soak the leaves…

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Cauliflower: How to Check for bugs

Cauliflower is frequently infested with insects and must be checked. Look for: thrips and worms. How to check cauliflower Cauliflower is one of the vegetables most infested with insects. And, the structure of cauliflower makes it very difficult to reach the insects—unless the cauliflower is boiled. 1. Boil all of the cauliflower in water. 2.…

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Carrots: How to Check for Bugs

Carrots Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Carrots: Canned Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked Carrots: Frozen Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

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White Cabbage: How to Check for Bugs

White (or Green) Cabbage is frequently Infested with insects and must be checked. Note that there is a different procedure for checking Red and Purple Cabbage. Look for: thrips and cabbage worms. How to check white cabbage The manner of checking cabbage depends upon how the cabbage will be used. Cabbage that will be used for cooking, pickling…

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Red Cabbage: How to Check for Bugs

Red (or Purple) Cabbage is sometimes infested. Must be checked. Note that there is a different procedure for checking White and Green Cabbage. How to check red cabbage The manner of checking cabbage depends upon how the cabbage will be used. Cabbage which will be used for cooking or pickling or stuffing 1. Remove the four outer…

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