Shocking video reveals dozens of mites, worms, midges and creepy crawlies lurking on vegetables

Mail Online | 4/11/2019 | Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline
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Next time you eat a salad, you won't be eating it alone.

Those are the hair-raising words of a medical student who has released a shocking video showing the bugs that lurk on your vegetables.

Martin - Kaae - Kristiansen - Microscope - Surface

Martin Kaae Kristiansen, 28, used a powerful microscope to discover what lies on the surface of our fresh food.

Mr Kristiansen bought just a few vegetables but discovered an abundance of creepy crawlies, including mites, roundworms, midges and larvae.

Organisms - Mr - Krisiansen - Importance - Veg

Most of the organisms are harmless, but Mr Krisiansen said it highlights the importance of washing your veg before tucking in.

Mr Kristiansen, who studies biomedicine at Aalborg University, Denmark, said: 'Most of the organisms are harmless to humans but not all of them.

Organisms - Video - Samples - Vegetables

'I found at least two of every organisms seen in this video and the samples were only taken from a few vegetables.'

In the four minute clip, the student studied a mixture of common vegetables including carrots, potatoes, celery and leeks.

Dirt - Fact - Insects

He found that some of what looks like dirt is in fact not dirt at all - but dead insects.

Mr Kristiansen even described the what he found as an 'insect cemetery'.

Mould - Gruesome - Shot - Time

Some were covered in mould, as shown in a gruesome shot, presumably because they had died there a long time ago.

One of the most abundant insects Mr Kristiansen found were mites, as well as roundworms, also known as hookworms and pinworms.

Mr - Kristiansen - Roundworms - Parasites

Mr Kristiansen said: 'These [roundworms] are human parasites, but the...
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