31 Mar '12, 12am

What Gross Secret Ingredients are Hiding in Your Food? | Care2 Causes

What Gross Secret Ingredients are Hiding in Your Food? | Care2 Causes

Cochineal beetles – These beetles are crushed up to make a red dye that’s used in everything from yogurt, maraschino cherries, commercial jams and jellies, tomato products, and Starbucks Frappuccinos . I don’t know about you, but I don’t completely understand why pink or red fruit isn’t colorful enough on its own. L-Cysteine - This is an amino acid used to softened the dough of mass-produced bread. Where does it come from? Human hair. Sometimes duck feathers. About 80% of the L-cysteine on the market comes from human hair (although McDonald’s uses the duck-based variety for its baked goods). Is this technically cannibalism, or just gross? Castoreum - Jaime Oliver initially drew attention to the use of this “flavor enhancer” in cheap vanilla and strawberry ice cream. It’s a mixture of the anal secretions and urine of beavers – a natural byproduct of the beaver pelt industry...

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