Asked on Jun 14, 2017

How do you wash Raspberries to get the bugs out?

by Pam
  6 answers
  • Sally Sally on Jun 14, 2017

    Soak them for a few minutes in salt water

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 14, 2017

    Put them in a colander of cold water and swish around. This will avoid you squishing the bugs when rising them.

  • Darlene Darlene on Jun 14, 2017

    I have always just washed them under the faucet with just water.

  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 15, 2017

    Soak in water rinse one at a time and place them upside down on a paper towel lined pan. This will get them clean a bug free and will also prevent them from rotting too early.

  • I just give them a good soak in water. What kind of bugs do you have?

  • D. Leah Lederman D. Leah Lederman on Jun 15, 2017

    I am Chasidic Jewish and we must remove insects from many foods. The best way I have found to do this is as follows:

    1. Assemble 3 or 4 containers large enough to hold the raspberries with room to move them around in.

    2. Fill them with cold water.

    3. using dish soap or another mild soap (I use Dr. Bronners liquid soap - odorless baby kind) let 3-5 small drops fall into the first contai and gently stir.

    4. Put berries in this container. Gently swish them around. if any bubbles appear inside the berries, insert your pinky in the space. (I find that berries and other foods usually repel the water forming hiding spots for bugs. Soap breaks this water barrier.)

    5. Rinse berries gently in each container, one by one. Usually they will be bug free by the third container.

    6. Sometimes it's easy to use too much or too little soap. In the first case, rinse some more. In the second, repeat steps 1-4.