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Kale: How to Check for Bugs

bundle-of-kale--isolated_1649754Kale is sometimes infested with bugs and must be cleaned.

1. Soak the leaves in a solution of dishwashing liquid and water. Allow to soak for at least five minutes. Agitate the herbs while they are in the solution.

2. Remove the leaves from the solution.

3. Hold herbs in a downward position, and direct a stream of water at each leaf, while spreading out herbs with the hand, making sure that every spot is reached by the water.

Following this procedure, no checking is necessary.