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17 Shocking Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Foods

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the most disturbing facts they know. Here are the wildest food-related facts.

3. A typical jar of peanut butter contains 10 or more rodent hairs, averaging one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams.


4. In addition to those rodent hairs, the average jar of peanut butter may contain hundreds of insect fragments.

7. Beavers have an anal sac that produces castoreum, which has been used in popular food and beverages as a substitute for vanilla flavoring.


8. Pizza Hut was once the largest wholesale purchaser of kale, before it became a big craze.

9. For every one-half cup of tomato sauce, there may be 30 or more fly eggs included.

10. Canned tuna may contain bones.


12. Apple seeds and cherry pits are toxic. They release cyanide when metabolized and can kill you if you eat enough of them.

13. Per FDA standards, a single cup of most canned citrus fruit juices is allowed to contain up to one maggot or five fruit fly eggs.

15. Most sugar is actually bleached with bone char from animals, yielding its white color.


16. Beetles are crushed up to produce a dye that makes all of your favorite candies red.

17. And according to several cannibals, human meat tastes verrrrry similar to pork.

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