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Are frozen berries safe in overnight oats?

In your scenario the berries never go above fridge temperature so there are no safety concerns.
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Should you wash raspberries?

Like anything else food-related it's a matter of risk. If I'm picking raspberries straight off of my bush I often eat them without washing, but if I have a lot of them from the store I wash them as I ...
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Super tiny bugs in store bought raspberries

Its probably pretty natural for there to be tiny little bugs in the fruit. One thing you can do is soak them in a bath of cold water, lemon juice and maybe a splash of white vinegar, but not too much ...
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Safety of raspberry seeds in smoothies

You can eat raspberries. You can chew them as much as you like, without dying. Your teeth (unless yours are suffering great defects) are perfectly capable of crushing the seeds.
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Safety of raspberry seeds in smoothies

Pits from stone fruits trees from the Prunus genus such as cherries, apricots and peaches can pose a risk of cyanide poisoning if crushed and ingested in significant amounts. From foodsafety.govt.nz ...
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What is the proper way to make a fruit purée?

The proper way is the one described in the recipe you are making. All of the variations you listed above will give you a fruit puree, for any berry (or even other fruit) you choose. The purees will of ...
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Super tiny bugs in store bought raspberries

Probably harmless. I'd go back to the store and tell them about it. If unsure, do not eat them and find another store.
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Are berries acidic enough they must be on top, not within, panna cotta?

Reporting experimental results. I hypothesized that frozen berries will fare better than fresh. The reasoning? It will take them a while to thaw if the cream is poured at room temperature and put in ...
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Can jam be made from frozen berries?

Yes. Freezing can change the texture of the berries, but if you're cooking them down to make jam with, it shouldn't matter. Some recipes using frozen berries suggest preparing the fruit for this ...
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Is boiling water poured over frozen berries enough vs. bacteria?

No, you should boil for at least 1 Minute. Food Safety Authority of Ireland states the following in May 2017, especially for imported berries: As a result of outbreaks of norovirus and hepatitis ...
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Should you wash raspberries?

It looks like Martha Stewart answered this question in a blog post last year. She covers berries in general. To recap: Wash them in cold water, by placing them gently in a bowl of ice cold water. ...
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What is the proper way to make a fruit purée?

I don't think there is a "proper way". At it's most basic, a fruit purée is just mashed/puréed raw fruit. If there are seeds, and you don't like them, then push the fruit through a sieve. If ...
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Should you wash raspberries?

I put them in a salad spinner. Spin gently till all the water is out then place then in a paper towel. Any that are soft I eat first and place the rest in a plastic container made for berry keeping.
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Raspberry jam consistency

You may have a variant of 'fruit float' which is usually caused by pouring the jam into jars when it is too hot, and not yet viscous enough to prevent less-dense ingredients from rising. Let the jam ...
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Raspberry jam consistency

I've found when hot-packing jam into jars that have just come out of the oven at 160°C, the jam that is in contact with the glass keeps cooking and thickens. You can tell because it sizzles as it ...
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Super tiny bugs in store bought raspberries

Those bugs you see occur in berries of all sorts. They're the larvae of fruit flies. Although they are not harmful, you can soak them in salt water if you want to rid of them.
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