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Raspberries: How to Check for Bugs

Raspberries

Fresh Raspberries

Fresh raspberries are frequently infested with insects.

Because of the texture of the raspberries they are difficult to clean. One should avoid using them

Raspberry Syrup

Not infested under normal circumstances. Need not be checked

Products with raspberries as an ingredient may be used, as long as there are not whole raspberry pieces inside.

Raspberry Products (commercially made): Jellies, Jams and Yogurt

Raspberry Products (commercially made): Jellies, Jams and Yogurt

All jellies have no infestation issues, since they do not use actual pieces of raspberry.

Jams, however, do use pieces of raspberry, and could have infestation issues. One should avoid them.

Yogurt with raspberries should be avoided.