How Many Insect Legs Are In A Chocolate Bar?
Did you know that the average chocolate bar in the U.S. contains at least 8 pieces of an insect in it? Harvesting of the cacao beans occurs in the tropical countries of South America with low sanitation levels. Cacao tree beans are cut and piled in the farmer’s field where they ferment for 6 days.
During this process, children and adults walk over the piles; insects, rodents, small animals and other living things that make their nests in the piles. Actually the The U. S. Department of Health publishes a book entitled “The Food Defect Action Levels” in which they list unavoidable defects in food (insect, rodents etc.) all allowed by FDA.
TIL Researchers believe people who are allergic to chocolate are not allergic to the cocoa, but to the cockroach bits that are inevitably in it. One of the treatments involves an allergy shot containing a small amount of the insect. from todayilearned
TIL In the USA the food industry is legally allowed to sell you chocolate with up to 60 insect fragments per 100g, 60% molded blackberries, rat poop in pocorn, fig paste containing up to 13 insect heads per 100g and much more! (List inside) from todayilearned
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