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asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020

Are fruit worms harmful?

There are worms in them. Tiny white worms, almost transparent, that will ultimately blossom into fruit flies -- unless you eat them first. Scientists know them as Drosophila suzukii. Before we go on, we should tell you to stop gagging, because they are safe to eat.

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Also to know is, what happens if we eat worms in fruit?

A person may accidentally ingest maggots if they eat spoiled food that has become contaminated with fly larvae. Accidentally eating maggots is generally not a cause for concern, but it can sometimes lead to health complications, such as bacterial poisoning.

Similarly, are worms in cherries harmful? These worms are the larvae of a fruit fly that has been a pest in Japan for decades, but somehow made it to the US. It has no known enemies in the US, so it has spread, unchecked, like wild fire. Though the main concern is cherries, this pest has also turned up in raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.

Besides, what happens if you eat food with worms?

Eating maggots or maggot-infested food can cause bacterial poisoning. Most foods that have maggots aren't safe to eat, especially if the larvae have been in contact with feces. Both conditions can also cause bloody stool and fatigue.

Are strawberry worms dangerous?

A: The worms in your strawberries are the offspring of a fruit fly called Spotted Wing Drosophila, a new arrival to our region. Each female fly can lay up to 350 eggs and there are several generations per season, so as you can see, this pest can ruin an entire harvest.

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