Should I throw away lettuce that I found a bug on?

I purchased a bag of romaine lettuce.

When I got it home, I cut up one of the “heads” and found a tiny green bug.

I didn’t find anymore, and I ran it under water for a longer time than usual.

I’m wondering if this is common, or nay?

I have the salad for lunch today…and I’m a little wierded out about eating it.

Thoughts?

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  • mmm, bugs. Keep it quiet or EVERYONE will want a bug on theirs!

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    Should I throw away lettuce that I found a bug on?

    I purchased a bag of romaine lettuce.

    When I got it home, I cut up one of the “heads” and found a tiny green bug.

    I didn’t find anymore, and I ran it under water for a longer time than usual.

    I’m wondering if this is common, or nay?

    I have the salad for lunch today…and…

  • If you’re going to throw away a whole head of lettuce because you found a bug on it, you might as well sit and starve to death. Are you that isolated and ignorant of nature?

  • Bugs in lettuce is common.

    It’s okay to eat once it’s been washed. I have found little spiders in my lettuce before.

  • No dont throw it out…. I doubt it is the first bug that has been on the lettuce anyway… Just wash it well… nothing worse then seeing a bug in your salad or on your sandwich. LOL

  • Bug’s on crop’s is very normal. I recently had an artichoke that had a worm in it half way into eating it. I brushed him off and threw away the leaf he was on but no biggy.. he is protein at best. I do have a picture of a bag of spinich from mexico that has a frog in it! Apparently it was in tadpole form probally when it got packaged and by the time it got to the buyers house it turned into a frog!

  • Apparently there is a recall on Lettuce (just like spinach) due to the E-coli virus. On a normal basis, I would just say wash it really good and then you are good to go. However due to the recall, I wouldn’t eat any lettuce for a while. Its up to you though, if you want to risk it.

  • Right now, I wouldn’t eat any lettuce coming from California till they fix this problem. And don’t order lettuce at restaurants either.

  • Most would have used the lettuce. Finding a bug on vegetable is not uncommon., considering that it grows on the ground.

  • Bugs are ok. I find them frequently. Just wash it really good and make sure it is not the recalled lettuce that has the bacteria outbreak. 🙂

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