8 shocking hidden secrets in common foods you eat daily

The food we eat goes through a lot of chemical processing and we often fail to understand what all ingredients are added to make the food look alluring and picture perfect on the supermarket shelf.

Today, we are going to talk about 8 such food items with hidden secrets that are not only unhealthy but bizarre too.

1. Carbon monoxide in meat

Wondering how meat looks so red and fresh every time? Well, the credit goes to carbon monoxide added on top to give the meat the perfect colour.

2. Bugs as food colouring

The color of food makes a lot of difference and you will be shocked to know that many of the food colours are made of crushed bugs. Cochineal insects are used to make the red colour that we relish in form of red velvet cakes.

3. Sunscreen in salad dressing

This might sound bizarre, but titanium dioxide is one of the important ingredients of your favourite sun block cream that is also used to increase the shelf life of dressings. This ingredient blocks the natural light from destroying the content, but implicitly degrades other ingredients.

4. Arsenic in rice

A poison for animals and humans, arsenic is now used as a chemical in the production of rice that makes it harmful for the human body. According to experts, regular consumption of the chemical may cause cancer, neurological disorder, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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5. Pigskin in cakes and jellies

If you don’t know, gelatine is made from the connective tissue of pig and is often used in jellies, cakes, and cupcakes for the perfect taste and texture.

6. Carrageenan in almond milk

Many of the non-dairy milk use carrageenan, a compound extracted from red seaweed as a thickener and is potentially carcinogenic. If we go by the reports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended for extensive research on the subject.

7. Fish bladder in beer

Isinglass is an ingredient that is derived from the dried swim bladders of fish and is used for filtering beer and wine.

8. Cellulose in parmesan cheese

According to an investigation conducted in 2016, there are many cheese brands that use cellulose in many pre-shredded packaged cheese to help prevent clumping.