It’s true. I noticed it occur earlier than my very personal eyeballs.
TikTokers have not too long ago began saying that you need to wash your strawberries in salt water as a result of bugs dwell inside them.
And, as somebody who has at all times washed my strawberries with water solely, I believed this was complete BS…UNTIL I TRIED IT:
IF YOU DIDN’T WATCH THE VIDEO, WORMS CAME OUT:
I stuffed a bowl with room temperature water, poured in a shit ton of sea salt (like 5 giant spoonfuls), put the strawberries in, and waited about 30 minutes.
I did not see any bugs floating round within the bowl afterward, however after I picked the strawberries up and regarded carefully, I WAS HORRIFIED. The bugs mix in with the seeds and begin crawling out of them.
According to LiveStrong, washing veggies and fruits in sea salt will help to take away pesticides. But now we all know it additionally helps take away bugs. I noticed the ~worms~ on about six of the eight strawberries I put within the bowl of salt water. EW.
OK, however how are these berries being bought to the mass public with microscopic bugs throughout them? Well, in response to Scientific American, bugs discover their method into every kind of meals throughout harvesting and packaging.
Eating these bugs is not dangerous, although. The FDA additionally has contamination tips for every kind of meals — together with what number of bugs are allowed to be inside sure sorts of meals, in addition to how a lot mildew. AFTER READING THIS, I MAY NEVER EAT SPINACH AGAIN. 😭
So, whereas this discovery could be very upsetting to me, I additionally know that life should go on. I’ll now wash all my contemporary meals with salt water and remind myself that strawberries are price ingesting a bug or two…or 5.