A lady in Kunming China bought 2 kilo of yang-mei
(can be bought in Singapore when in season) from a
fruit vendor who informed her they are freshly
After returning home, she put a portion of the fruit
in a bowl of salt water and let it soaked while she
watched TV. Some time later, she checked the fruit
and was suprised to see something wriggling in the
bowl of water.
She felt suspicious and decide to experiment by
soaking the brightly red unsoaked ones with various
level of salted water.
In the least salted water, after soaking for 3 mins
she discovered 7 white worms desperately wiggled its
way to the rim of the bowl to avoid the salt water.
Then she soaked the same fruit in a bowl of saltier
water, and after 3 mins she discovered 5 more worms
emerging from the fruit.
Finally she tried the saltiest water and no more
worm emerged. And she also noticed the fruit has
turned from bright red to patches of white.
Now she realised that whenever she ate this type of
fruit she'll always ended up with tummy upset.
Thus as a precaution, always rinse in salted water
thrice before consuming this kind of fruit (probably
apply to any skinless fruits).