You May Want to Consider Soaking Your Strawberries In Salt Water from Now On

If you’re trying to eat healthy foods, you might be turning to fresh fruit as an alternative to sugar-filled desserts or sweets. After all, fruit is healthy and delicious, right?

Yes, but we warn you: you probably don’t want to read this while you are eating fresh fruit, especially if that fruit happens to be berries.

Videos on TikTok featuring fresh strawberries have been getting a lot of attention. That’s not because the strawberries look amazingly delicious. It doesn’t have anything to do with recipes that include strawberries either. It has to do with what happens when you soak strawberries in salt water.

TikTok users have discovered that when they soak fresh strawberries in salt water tiny bugs crawl out of the berries. It sounds disgusting, but the fact is that it has apparently been this way forever, but we just never knew it.

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Yes, those strawberries you bought from the grocery store probably had teeny tiny bugs inside that you never knew were there, and you probably ate them.

Watch the video below to learn why these teeny tiny bugs are so common on fresh berries, why they’re there and what you can do to get rid of them.

As the video above mentioned, it’s not really a big deal that the berries contain bugs. This is probably one of those ignorance is bliss things, but now that you know they’re there, you might want to start cleaning your strawberries and other berries with salt water. 

Some people are feeling a little grossed out by the new information they’ve discovered from this video. One viewer wrote, “I suddenly feel disgusted with the amount of protein I’ve gotten from my fruits.”

Another person wrote, “I could’ve gone my whole life without knowing this.”

But, now you know. As mentioned in the video, if you want to get rid of the tiny bugs, you could try soaking your berries in a solution of 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water and a sprinkle of salt. Leave the berries to soak for 5 minutes and then rinse them thoroughly.

Did you know that strawberries contain tiny bugs? How do you usually clean berries?