Critters in Bok Choy
I went to the local Asian market today to purchase some produce and picked up bok choy for the first time. I know that bok choy is normally known for having lots of sand/soil inside, but when I got home and separated the stalks for cleaning -- there were a good number of dead bugs inside. Little flies or gnats...some with appendags smeared all over the place, some pressed nice and tight for a perfectly preserved bug carcass. I didn't think it was THAT big a deal -- I just finished cutting the root off to separate the stalks and washing each and every stalk -- they're air drying right now. I got most of the stuff off, thankfully.
I wanted to know if anyone has had a similar experience with Bok Choy, specifically bugs that they had to wash off. Are these bugs harmful at all? The Bok Choy itself had bright white stalks and firm leaves, so I'm guessing it was okay.
Thanks for the input.