We Eat Bugs All The time And Don’t Even Know It
Did you know we all eat bugs every day? Yep, every day, all year long, believe it or not, and in massive quantities, up to 140,000 thousand bug pieces every year. That's disgusting!
According to a new report from insect control company Terro, it’s possible for a person to eat nearly 140,000 pieces of bugs each year. But the good news is, they say it's normal, and safe. Right.
The Insider reported that you may not be able to see or taste these tiny bug bits, but rest assured: mealworms, maggots, roaches, and beetles can be found in everyday foods, especially coffee beans, chocolate, and wheat flour. The "worst" offender of the creepy crawly additives is hops (used in beer), which can contain 25,000 bug bits per 100 grams (about two and a half cups). We need to get Founders on the line.
Believe it or not, the government allows this. The allow a small amount of insect material to pass into our food. The exact number depends on what the food is but, in general, processed foods have more insect fragments and foods that are consumed whole have more complete insects. Okay, I'm now even more disgusted.
For example, broccoli and berries have a lot of complete insects hiding in there, just waiting to be chomped on –- and stuff like cinnamon, ground pepper, and wheat flour have a bunch of insect fragments.
I think I'm going to be sick.