5 Bizarre Facts about Food that Can Blow Your Mind

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After the foods that can almost kill you, I am here to reveal some creepy facts about some common foods that you may add in your diet without a second thought.

1. Jellybean is coated with bug ‘s feces

Don’t you love jellybeans? Well this made me nauseated as well. They are tasty and shiny but their shiny coat is made from bug’s waste products. They are coated with Shellac also known as confectioner’s glaze, is made from a resin excreted by the female lac beetle, indigenous to India and Thailand.

2. Acceptable levels for rodent hairs and insect parts in different foods.

Health Canada provides guidelines for the general cleanliness of food, outlining how much microbiological or extraneous matter can be present before it is considered a food safety issue. Extraneous matter includes “animal and insect filth such as excreta, hairs, feather barbules, whole or parts of insects.” Under these same guidelines, there is a creepy fact. It is acceptable to find up to 10 insects,n a 225g serving (about 1.5 cups) of processed raisins or currants. Um No thanks? We like our food insects free?

3. Gelatin is made from cattle hides and pork skins

My sister always used to avoid the food with gelatin but I was too attracted to jellies that I couldn’t avoid them. But now I am rethinking. It is sued in several desserts such as jelly powders (yes the one you make for your custard), marshmallows and cakes. But what is gelatin made from? It is made from the collagen of animal skin and bones mainly cattle hides and pork skins. So whether you are vegan or Muslim AVOID IT.

4. You are eating Car wax in the name of Fruit flavoured snacks.

Carnauba wax is the wax used in cars to make them shine, but this same wax is present in gummy bears and fruit flavoured snacks. Umm Well I thought I am eating jellies man! Why always jellies?

5. Honey is not only Nectar but Bee’s vomit too!

Honey is partially made from flower nectar but that nectar is processed inside bee. Bees use their digestive systems to process the nectar by swallowing and vomiting it several times before finally depositing it into the honeycomb for evaporation and storage.

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