We have a 2 lbs box of medjool dates. Very fancy. But it has been on the shelf for about 2 months. At first, when we split it, no visible bugs. Now we are seeing small white spots near the seed, salt grain sized.
Even with a good magnifying glass, I cannot discern if this is just sugar deposits developing (they are very sweet, and I am told that as they dry you sometimes get sugar), or if this is small bugs.
How can you tell the difference between bugs, which would make the dates not kosher, and other small, white things, like sugar deposits?