17 Shocking Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Foods

1. Green gummy bears are actually strawberry flavored.

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2. Bananas are actually berries, but strawberries aren’t.

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

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

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5. All Froot Loops are the same exact flavor, no matter what color they are.

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6. Most figs actually contain the bodies of dead wasps.

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

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

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

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10. Canned tuna may contain bones.

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11. For every glass of water you drink, there’s nearly a 100% chance that a portion of it has been peed out by a dinosaur.

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

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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.

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14. Baby carrots are just regular carrots that have been cut down.

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

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

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

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