finds even more yucky additives lurking in pantry and
refrigerator staples. Put down your frappe and step away from your after school
snack, sweeties. It’s time to get a li’l grossed out.
From beetles in drinks to slime in hamburgers, we’ve seen a
lot of disgusting things cropping up in our favorite foods lately. Just when we
think we’re home free, however,
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
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
Azodicarbonamide is in some of our favorite products:
running shoes, water bottles, yoga mats. It’s also in hamburger buns—keep that
in mind during your next cookout.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/18/2012 4:17:00 PM
POSTED IN health, nutrition