This is general information only. Click on a vegetable below to see specific checking details.
Herbs are difficult to check. We, therefore, recommend that only those with insect checking experience perform this procedure.
We recommend soaking in water prior to checking, preferably with mild soap or special veggie wash (such as Tsunami 100).
Note: When using soap, use only a food grade cleanser that meets all federal, state, and local regulations. The water should have enough soap to make it feel slippery. Wash thoroughly with clean water before checking to remove any soap residue.
Note: It may be helpful to place the white bowl on a light source, such as a light box, to make it easier to detect any insects and distinguish them from bits of debris or detached pieces of herb.
Does not have an insect problem.
If you are only using to flavor soup and no insects are noticed, you may put it in a mesh bag similar to a stocking, seal it, and submerge it in the soup. After cooking, remove the package and discard.