Gross Dining Facts

Admit it or not, there are dirty tidbits that go into food.  It’s a fact that not even the people with obsessive compulsive disorder can escape.  Here are some truths about delicacies and everyday food that most people will not be happy to learn.

  1. Truffles, the strong smelling costly fungus that master chefs covet, is spotted through the insect-like eggs of the Suillia fly.  The fly likes laying its eggs on truffles.  The prized fungus is also snorted out by dogs and pigs.  Female pigs have a tendency to eat the fungus so most farmers like to use male that just like to lick on the food ingredient.
  2. Lactating animals relieves themselves of toxins through milk excretion.  This may include antibiotics, hormones and other chemicals.  It means that the regular cow’s milk can contain all that.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows milk to contain half million white blood cells per milliliter.  White blood cells are also known as pus cells.
  3. People who are not fond of chocolate prefer strawberry flavored treats.  In places where fresh strawberries is not produced locally, strawberry flavor is mimicked with the use of around 50 different chemicals that include phenythyl alcohol, solvents and ethyl acetate.  Better get the chocolate milkshake instead.
  4. In the latest food investigation in the U.K, frozen meat contain horse meat.  Horse meat may not sound disgusting but to have horses killed as food is a sickening thought.
  5. The diet cola’s level of acidity is higher than the pH level of vinegar.  This is a cause for tooth corrosion and even enough to dissolve a thin nail in four days.
  6. An average person will have ingested 12 human hairs in a year.  Where the hair comes from, that’s another story.
  7. Some yogurts contain gelatin—the colorless, flavorless animal by-product.  Vegans will not appreciate you serving them yogurt and gelatin desserts.
  8. An average American eats 3 pounds of peanut butter each year. What the average American does not know is that they also ingest bug fragments an rodent hair along with their pb & j. The US FDA said not to be alarmed as it does not pose a threat to human health, and that emaciated and rodent filth can also be found in other processed food.  It’s truly shocking and dumbfounding to know that rodent hair is legally allowed in food.

Article publié pour la première fois le 01/05/2013

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