8 Commonly found food items that are gross on the inside
Do you know what created the Food and Drugs Administration or the FDA? It was Upton Sinclair’s criticism of the Chicago meatpacking industry, The Jungle first published in 1906.
The book uncovered sickening evidence about the method of packaging used to pack our most infectious consumables. Since its creation, the FDA is charged with up keeping the standards and safety of the food that we eat. They assure that each and every food we consume like poultry, meat, dairy and vegetables are properly checked and found safe and are also labelled as the same.
Despite all their levels of checking and security, The FDA also has something known as the Defect Levels Handbook. Essentially it is a document that specifics the levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans.
If you are curious enough and have a strong stomach, continue to read our list of 8 foods that seem innocent and you eat almost every day, but contain enough level of gross to make you sick to your stomach.
1 Frozen Asparagus – Beetle Eggs
Asparagus is known to make your pee smell a bit funny after you have had quite a serving of them. But interestingly, they can also feed you something that is not very common, beetle eggs. Sounds yummy don’t it?
Well according to the FDA handbook, 10% by count of spears or pieces are infested with 6 or more attached asparagus beetle eggs and/or sacs are okay for consumption. Meaning if 1 in 10 sticks out a total of 100 sticks have 6 beetle eggs on it, don’t worry, just continue to chomp on it.
Now you know how the asparagus gets it crunchiness.