- Jul 17, 2017
- Reaction score
- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
That was my take away also - eat fresh garlic every so often also.Lol I spent a GOOD part of last night reading up on this. I couldnt find any specific references to pin worms and berries specifically but it appears that pin worms are easy to get from many many surfaces. (They can live up to 2 or 3 weeks on hard surfaces. One article estimated 50% of Aamericans already have them but many people have no symptoms. Eeeeeww!) Most references to worms on fruit seem to indicate that their food is the fruit, and are not likely to survive the digestive process. Given the likelihood that is probably get pin worms anyway, I'll continue to eat my fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden. Adding a little protein along the way once in a while probably won't hurt.
Considering what's in or on the fruit I buy from the grocery store, I'll take my chances.
That being said, several sites recommend brining berries in a very salty water, then rinsing well. Others say to soak in Apple cider vinegar, then rinse well.
@CrealCritter, we eat a LOT of fresh garlic here. Now I have one more good reason. One of the sites even listen berries (Apple cider vinegar, garlic and others) as a way to get RID of pin worms! That's a rabbit hole that's very deep and winding! Who knows what the right answer is?