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Disgusting Ingredients You Eat Every Day

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If you’re like me and you like to eat, you may want to stop reading.  According to Businessinsider.com, there are a number of ingredients you eat every day that food companies don’t talk about, and they are disgusting!

Rat hair and insect fragments in chocolate The FDA allows one rat hair per 100 grams in six 100-gram subsamples of chocolate and 60 insect fragments per 100 grams in six 100-gram subsamples.
OMG I love chocolate.  I’ll just erase this information from my memory!

Toilet bleach in potato chips … Sodium bisulfite is used in most toilet boil cleaning agents. It’s also used to extend the shelf-life and bleach out the discoloration of potato chips.
Maybe this little tidbit of information will stop my husband from eating too many chips.  He’s addicted.

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Crushed beetles in Starbucks drinks
you’ve probably consumed at least one pound of red dye in your life. That means you’ve also ingested at least 70,000 cochineal beetles, according to a petition on Change.org.
Good think I don’t drink Starbucks.

Beaver’s secretion and urine in ice cream Vanilla and raspberry flavors might be enhanced by “castoreum,” a mixture of the anal secretions and urine of beavers. It’s also found in perfume. The FDA-approved product is categorized under “natural flavoring,” so you won’t know if you’re eating it.
I’ll know I’m eating it now.  Ice cream at least is easier to give up than chocolate.  Wait, if I eat chocolate ice cream, does that mean I’m eating urine AND rat hair!

Fish bladder in beer… Isinglass, or dried fish bladder, gives beer its golden glow.
Note to self, drink more wine!

Sheep’s wool residue in chewing gum … Lanolin—a goopy, oily secretion found in sheep’s wool—is an FDA-approved additive used to soften chewing gum. It can also be found in cosmetics, sunscreen, and baby products.
I use to chew gum every day.  No more

Duck feathers in baked goods … L-Cysteine is an amino acid often used in dough conditioners, which softens mass-produced breads. It is made from human hair or duck feathers. Although 80 percent of L-cysteine is made of human hair, McDonald’s uses the duck feather variety in its Baked Hot Apple Pie and Warm Cinnamon Roll.
Another good reason to make your own at home.  Then you know whats it in!

Sawdust in grated cheese … Cellulose, or virgin wood pulp that is more commonly identified as sawdust, is an ingredient found in shredded cheese. It keeps the shreds from clumping up. Cellulose also appears in Kraft Parmesan Cheese.
Ewwww, I’ll grate fresh from now on.

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Maggots in mushrooms … The FDA says its legally OK to have up to 19 maggots and 74 mites in a 3.5-ounce can of mushrooms.
I will NEVER eat mushrooms out of a can again.  There is nothing that grosses me out more than maggots!

Pig skin in jello … Gelatin is made from collagen, which is boiled down animal connective tissue. Today, gelatin most likely is made from pigskin.
Thank goodness my child is grown and we don’t eat jello.

Now that I’ve ruined most foods you enjoy, bon appetite!

Jordan Baker

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