Since the bugs that emerge from the berries are the larval stage of a fly, these aren’t technically worms... they’re maggots. In videos that are going viral on Tiktok and on several other platforms now, one can see how strawberries leave behind all the icky bugs and dirt after being cleaned properly. Claim: A saltwater solution will force insect pests out of infested strawberries. While it's slightly gross to watch, consuming the tiny bugs that remain on things like strawberries has certainly done less harm to us so far than using large quantities of pesticides. Viral video app TikTok has delivered the goods once again with a shocking 'strawberry washing' trend that shows bugs living inside the summertime fruit. Bugs in Strawberries? More than getting rid of the bugs hiding in strawberries, thorough washing with white vinegar is also recommended because it minimizes the amount of chemicals you’ll ingest from strawberries that aren’t organically grown. TikTok Strawberries sitting in water and salt. That’s what I’ve determined after watching a viral TikTok trend where users are showing how to remove literal bugs from the fruit. The bad news is that the bugs are actual maggots from a fly called the Spotted Wing Drosophila, which inject fruit — typically, berries — with their eggs. Watch the full episode here https://youtu.be/-rSnJC3dK6s Radcliffe, who demonstrates the rinsing method in her clip, quickly explains its importance: Salt, as it turns out, helps draw out the bugs. In some cases, they zoom in to show a few tiny bugs squirming on one of the berries. In a now-viral video, a TikTok user soaks her strawberries in a bowl of salt water and, to the horror of about 1.5 million viewers, tiny bugs begin to crawl out of the fruit.You can chalk the admittedly gross phenomenon up to basic osmosis — and, in this case, what appears to be a bad batch of strawberries. Basket with fresh strawberries isolated on white background. A video has gone viral on social media apparently showing how to draw out bugs from strawberries by soaking them in salt water. Strawberries are cancelled. Don’t worry about getting it done right, either. No forks or spoons required, just easy-to-pick-up party foods, so you can clean up in no time.Read More This week, multiple TikTok users have shared videos to the social media platform explaining that submerging store-bought strawberries in salt water for a few minutes removes bugs … Every video starts with someone leaving strawberries to soak in a bowl of heavily salted water. While I personally have not dunked my strawberries in salty water, a fearless BuzzFeed writer investigated the trend. People have been taking to TikTok to share footage of themselves trying the fruit cleaning method to see if there are little critters hiding in their store-bought berries — and many were disgusted to find out there were. The females inject ripening fruit with their eggs (most commonly strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries), and those eggs can hatch within the fruit before it’s sold to the end customer. The video ends with Krista waking up the next day saying that all she could think about was the strawberries, and that it’s ‘not a dream, it’s freaking real’. Horrified people are swearing off strawberries after learning that small bugs and worms crawl out of them when they are soaked in salt water. These worms are not in all strawberries; you shouldn’t soak your berries in salt water; and keeping them in the fridge, which the TikTok-er didn’t mention, is the way to keep them bug-free. In these videos, people say they found bugs in their strawberries after putting them in saltwater and the videos show tiny worms moving out of the strawberries, and floating in the water. Since that video surfaced, many consumers have recreated the video showing similar results. 3 65 Super Easy Finger Foods to Make for Any Party From chips and dip to one-bite apps, finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. That’s what I’ve determined after watching a viral TikTok trend where users are showing how to remove literal bugs from the fruit. On the popular platform, people have been posting videos of themselves soaking strawberries in salt water for 30 minutes to see whether bugs come out of them. The internet is freaking out about a TikTok video (and accompanying Buzzfeed article) showing what appear to be little worm-like bugs crawling out of fresh strawberries soaked in salt water. This trend of videos showing small, yellow bugs wiggling their way out of fresh strawberries when soaked in saltwater for 30 minutes has audiences grappling with the safety of their fruit choices. A few presumably staged videos show much larger bugs floating in the aftermath; others call BS on the trend with no bugs in sight. A few weeks ago, a viral TikTok video took the internet by storm, showing what appeared to be little worm-like bugs crawling out of fresh strawberries soaked in salt water. As in bugs. Before you freak out, here's the bottom line: Finding bugs in fresh produce isn’t anything new. "Apparently if you wash your strawberries in water and salt, all the bugs will come out," says TikTok user Seleste Radcliffe in a video which shows her trying the method out. The video was posted a few days ago by Seleste Radcliffe and already has over 2.5 million views on TikTok and over 90 thousand likes. The video is showing worms in strawberries information but also try to cover the following subject: -bugs in strawberries -strawberries soak in salt water -TikTok strawberry videos show bugs … On the popular platform, people have been posting videos of themselves soaking strawberries in salt water for 30 minutes to see whether bugs come out of them. The video, posted by Seleste Radcliffe, shows what can happen when someone uses saltwater to clean a store-bought package of strawberries. I didn't see any bugs floating around in the bowl afterward, but when I picked the strawberries up and looked closely, I WAS HORRIFIED. Professor Sriyanka Lahiri told Health that the tiny white worms seen in many of the videos are the maggots of a fly known as the spotted wing drosophila. The video shows when washing strawberries in salt water, tiny little bugs come out of them. Strawberries are cancelled. The Spotted Wing Drosophila, a species of fly native to Asia, is the culprit. Horrified people are swearing off strawberries after learning that small bugs and worms crawl out of them when they are soaked in salt water. She dunked her strawberries in a bath of water, salt and vinegar and was left with a bath of dirt and bugs. As if the world doesn't have enough to worry about right now, a TikTok went viral in May in which strawberries soaked in salt water suddenly released a lot of little bugs.The video prompted a … By Ashley Robinson. Her findings: Her strawberries definitely had bugs. The bugs blend in with the seeds and start crawling out of them. There are no strict rules. Those strawberries you had with yogurt for breakfast were probably packed with protein. While some seem to think that 5 minutes of soaking in the saltwater is enough, others advise keeping it for thirty minutes. The realization that there are often tiny bugs living inside strawberries came as an unfortunate surprise to both Radcliffe and many of her followers. 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