Strawberry Bugs

    Wash Your Strawberries, Otherwise You May Be Eating White Bugs

    If you don't wash strawberries before eating them, you may also be eating little white bugs.

    Strawberries are succulent, healthy berries that people around the world enjoy on a daily basis with their breakfast and yogurts, but take a closer look with a microscope and you may find that you're eating more than just the strawberry.

    Just like many other fruits and vegetables, strawberries can contain almost-microscopic insects such as the one seen in the picture, which was taken with a microscope by the Star-K group who specialise in certifying food as kosher.

    This particular critter is very small, measuring about 1 millimeter in length, and lives around the seed and white parts of the strawberry. Don't worry, however, as they are indeed safe to eat. Remember, if we can eat earthworms, then a little bit of extra protein in the form of these tiny insects won't hurt, right?

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