Yikes! Food is necessary for our existence, but no one imagined that it could ever be that disgusting when speculated upon or… when under a microscope! Check out 20 putrid facts about the foods we consume on a daily basis, that will make you never want to eat anything processed ever again!
1. Cinnamon can carry up to 1 milligram of animal excrement per pound.
2. Berries can harbor up to 4 larvae per 100 grams.
3. The Strawberry flavor Contains 50 Different Chemicals. In order to copy the flavor of a strawberry, fast food corporations include 50 distinct chemicals like ethyl acetate, phenythyl alcohol, rose, and solvent.
4. Grilled chicken sandwiches and salads on fast food menus, might contain beef.
5. Tomato paste is considered bad only if more than 45 percent contains mold.
6. Chocolate is tainted when it averages 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams.
7. Canned pineapple can pack in up to 20% moldy fruit.
8. Oregano can legally contain up to 1,250 insect fragments per 10 grams.
9. Frozen broccoli must have an average of no more than 60 aphids or thrips or mites per 100 grams.
10. There are beetle eggs in your canned or frozen asparagus. According to the FDA, they are withdrawn only when 10% by count of spears or pieces are infested with 6 or more attached asparagus beetle eggs and/or sacs.
11. It is highly likely that a jar of Maraschino cherries is infested with maggots.
12. According to the FDA, a pack of cinnamon is withdrawn, only when there is an average of 11 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams of cinnamon.
13. Peanut butter can contain one rodent hair per 100 grams.
14. Apricot, peach and pear nectar is too moldy when the average mold count is 12% or more.
15. Milk contains hormones that may cause cancer.
16. Commonly used food dyes can alter children’s behavior.
17. Shellac is an important ingredient in jelly beans. It is used as a finishing touch, giving them a shiny polish. Did you know shellac is a secretion of the Kerria Iacca, an insect found in Thailand?
18. It is very common for rodent feces to exist in wheat.
19. Many people who eat salads at McDonald’s have no idea that they’re eating a version of proplyene glycol, otherwise known as antifreeze light.
20. “Mechanically-separated meat” is a mixture created when the bones and carcass of a leftover chicken are mixed together in a food processor. In case you were wondering how your chicken nuggets are made!