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Figs, Dried : How to Check for Bugs

figs-driedDried figs are frequently infested with insects and must be checked.

Note: There is a different procedure for checking fresh figs.

How to check dried figs

1. Wash the outside and wash the stem well.

2. Cut open each fig.

3. Cut out a small portion around the top and discard.

4. Turn the fig inside out and look for webbing. This should be done by holding the fig up to a good light source.

5. If nothing is found, the fig may be eaten.