As lovely as it is to tuck into a Big Mac or a bucket of fried chicken from KFC, you probably have no idea what ingredients are used to make food that tastes so good. If you did, I imagine you would be making it at home.
Turns out, there is some pretty nasty stuff lurking in that delicious fast food we enjoy so much. You might be shocked when you find out you have actually been eating these 11 things your whole life…
Silicon dioxide is an anti-caking agent and contains sand. Silicon dioxide can be found in items like chilli and buffalo wings to keep it sitting around for a few days without going bad.
2. Pink Slime.
This is usually finely textured beef and boneless lean beef trimmings.
3. Beaver Urine.
This smelly substance is named ‘castoreum’ and is used extensively in processed food beverages and vanilla and raspberry flavouring. The label will state “natural flavouring” but this is what that really means.
The ingredient named ‘Carmine’ are crushed abdomen of the female Dactylopius coccus, an African beetle-like insect.
Ammonia is often added in small quantities to beef products to remove pathogens