A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO CHECKING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

The joke among farmers and rabbis in the kosher industry is that a caesar's salad is a great source of protein. Infestation in fruits and vegetables has vexed the FDA and the kosher industry for decades. In addition, the realities change based on geographical location. The BVK is presently working hard to put together a custom list for local, as well as world-wide, kosher consumers. In the meantime, please view the videos below, prepared by noted expert Rabbi Eisen of Five Towns Kosher, and sponsored by the Orthodox Union, for reliable guidance in this area.  

Leafy Vegetables

Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Romaine, Napa, Cabbage

To begin the main part of the video, please skip to minute 5:00

Miscellaneous

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Portobella Mushroom, Scallions, Onion

Video In Minutes

Broccoli - 00:01

Cauliflower - 09:05

Portobella Mushroom - 12:02

Scallions - 14:07

Onion - 18:57

Herbs

Dill, Parsley, Rosmarie, Thyme, Oregano, Basil

Video In Minutes

All listed above,

except basil - 00:01

Basil - 13:07

Berries

Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries

Video In Minutes

Blueberries - 00:01

Strawberries - 00:47

Rasp/Blackberries - 06:23