Does anybody have some good tips on removing bugs from veggies? While I’m fine with the odd aphid, my wife is a lot more exacting and after a caterpillar leapt out of her salad bowl a month or two ago has literally banned me from buying greens at the farmers market. I rinse and spin, and sometimes for the cauliflower/broccoli types I submerge them in water for a while, but it’s still a losing battle. And the farmers market veggies are so incredibly awesome! Ugh.
Soak in plenty of water, stir vigorously with your hands, then use the sprayer.
The occasional bug means your produce doesn’t have toxic insecticide residue.
What Robert said -that’s about all you can do really.
I’d rather eat bugs than round up but YMMV and all that.
I soak in water with some vinegar in a non porous bowl (glass or metal), rinse thoroughly with cold water a few times after then spin.
Warning: the acid in vinegar will eventually break down plastic so be sure to rinse well before using a plastic salad spinner.
I would say . That’s a bonus.