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25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Who doesn’t love food. I will admit, I probably love food way more than I should. But once I saw this list, I think my love for food is starting to disappear.

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

1. Most carrots used to be purple until they were selectively bred into their modern orange color

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

2. Baby carrots are actually cut out of regular size carrots that were too lumpy and ugly to be sold in stores

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

3. Most wasabi that you buy in a store or eat at a restaurant is actually colored horseradish. Real wasabi is extremely expensive to cultivate

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

4. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

5. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

6. Peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

7. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

8. One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

9. There are 7,500 different kinds of apples grown on Earth

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

10.If you were try a new variety every day it would take you 20 years to try them all

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

11. Nearly 70% of olive oils aren’t really olive oils, even the really expensive brands.

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

12. Apparently the Italian mob has been making money off of selling the world fake olive oil for so long that professional testers don’t even know what real olive oil tastes like

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

13. In fact, the sale of fake olive oil has been quoted by EU anti-fraud experts as “comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks,”

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

14. Milk, orange juice, and coffee are other popular staples that are also likely to be fake, or at least not contain what they claim to contain

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

15.One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

16. In the UK, potato chips are one of the few foods that are actually taxed. For this reason Proctor and Gamble tried to claim that Pringle’s aren’t potato chips…they’re just savory snacks

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

17. The court disagreed and Pringle’s are legally potato chips

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

18. Chocolate was once used as currency

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

19. The softening agent L-cysteine, which is used in some bread, is made out of duck feathers and human hair

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

20. Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in numerous candies and bakery items, is actually a secretion from the anal glands of beavers

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

21. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

22. When taken in large doses nutmeg works as a hallucinogen

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

23. Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

24.Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

25 Disturbing Facts About Food That You Probably Didn't Know About

25. Tokyo features an amusement park that offers Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream

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Some of them weren’t too surprising, but some of them were down right disgusting. Who would honestly try that ice cream? Or what about chocolate as a currency… yummy. I would be poor.

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