Make sure dried fruits are properly sealed and stored in a cool dry area. Improper storage can lead to infestation issues. They should be purchased from stores that have proper quality control and storage practices.
Click here for a PDF version of the Cleveland Kosher Tu B’shvat Dry Fruits List.
|Dry Fruit||Brocha||Needs Kosher Certification Year Round?||Needs Checking for Infestation?|
|Apricots||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||Yes (Split open and check for worms)|
|Dates||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||Yes (Check a sample of 2-3 dates in the package for worms)|
|Figs||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||Yes (Open and look for noticeable webbing)|
|Nectarines||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||No|
|Peaches||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||No|
|Pears||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||No|
|Prunes||Hoetz||No (With no additional flavors)||No|
|Raisins||Hoetz||Domestic do not require certification||No|