(Closed) little bugs in spices?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Ach.  Ew!  The only thing I can relate is that this is happened to me before with flour or dried noodles with loose flour in the packing.. from what I’ve heard (FI did some research, I didn’t actually read it), there are sometimes bug eggs in flour that are so minute they are indistinguishable from the flour, but it has such a long gestation period that they usually don’t hatch before consumption (like several years), and I’m assuming they’re okay to eat because it’s common.  I don’t know about spices, but maybe it is the same deal.


eta I assume the eggs are ok to eat, not the hatched bugs.  Ach!!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

This may be a pain, but if you don’t use your spices (as well as flour, sugar etc) often, freeze them. That will prevent bugs. We freeze a lot of our duplicate spices and our flour so prevent it.

And your other spices should be ok. Just check them first obviously

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