Bugs in vegetables

How to determine which vegetables require checking for bugs, which you can just wash off without checking, and which you can just eat or put in food with no concern whatsoever?

What about for a small herb garden (chives, parsley, rosmary, etc) in a planter in the back yard?

Here’s a detailed documents going over many different fruits and vegetables.
CheckVegetablesForBugs.pdf (897.6 KB)

What? Who does this? This document makes no sense

Rabbi Gissinger z"l was one of the greatest experts on bugs in fruits and vegetables.

It’s ok if in your extensive research and knowledge of bugs and halacha you come to a different conclusion but to simply say “this document makes no sense” is truly inappropriate and lacking any substance. Then to add “who does this?” as support is equally lacking in substance.

If there is something specific you disagree with or don’t understand we can have a conversation about it but please explain in detail.

Well, on the one hand it says that American grown produce doesn’t have to be checked,

But then it says that frozen spinach does have to be checked, and not only that, but should be avoided entity. So who has to check frozen spinach and how can you resolve that on the one hand, the document states that American grown produce needs no inspection at all, and yet also frozen spinach should be avoided entirely because it’s too hard to check?

In the screenshot you provided it only states that Most American fruits and nuts do not require inspection.

Spinach is not a fruit nor is it a nut.

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable. As a vegetable, especially a leafy green vegetable is does require inspection due to bug infestations.

It is no secret that spinach and other leafy green vegetables have bug infestations. A simple google search will confirm this. Frozen spinach just means the bugs are now frozen. Frozen bugs are also forbidden to be eaten.

Oh, I see. I was thinking of fruit as פרי, not tree fruit

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