Stomach-churning footage has shown a glimpse of the creepy-crawlies lurking in your fruit. Twitter exploded this week after users saw the gruesome moment a strawberry was examined under a microscope.
In the close-up shot of just one side of the fruit, numerous tiny mites could be seen wriggling around on its surface. The user who shared it said: ‘Are you having a good day today? I’m sorry for ruining it by posting this video of a strawberry under a microscope.’
On watching the video, numerous commenters said they would think twice about eating unwashed strawberries again. One user said: ‘I sometimes convince myself I can eat a single piece of fruit before washing it and uhh yeah this just ruined that now I’m having flashbacks of every time I ate a strawberry before washing it and I wanna cry.’
While gruesome, it is widely understood that consuming these bugs is not harmful. Greg Loeb, an entomologist and professor at Cornell University, ‘If you’re eating fresh produce, you’re eating bugs.