5 icky things you probably don't want to eat (but are anyway)
Ammonium sulfate is a salt compound that’s usually found in fertilizers and heavy-duty cleaning products. But it’s also made its way into rolls at certain fast-food joints, like Subway. While it’s safe to consume in small amounts, that doesn’t mean we want a side of acid-neutralizer with our veggie sub.
Silicon dioxide, a key ingredient in this sticky beach constant, is used to keep food from clumping. Beware of Wendy’s chili and Taco Bell’s meat filling unless you’re looking to feel a li’l closer to the shore.
Did you know that after milk has its fat removed, it has a blue hue? No? That’s probably because many milk manufacturers use titanium dioxide, also found in sunscreen, to whiten it up. Yum.
So Starbucks ditched the beetles, but that’s not the only creepy crawly in your munchies. Shellac, a secretion from a Thai bug, is used not only to give your shabby-chic dresser some shine, but also to gloss up your jelly beans.
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