They are also in lipstick too. That is what the red comes from unless it is kosher.
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Read carefully and I don't eat any of those things. Unfortunately I bet there is something I eat that has that crud in it though. Dang. The bug wouldn't be so bad, but the chemical process it went thru would probably kill ya (eventually).
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In some places in the world insects is a normal part of their diet. Remember Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Ever heard of chocolate covered grass hoppers? Some tequilas have worms in the bottles. Insects are supposed to be high quality protein!!!
If you are consuming pink or red foods containing the coloring agents carmine and cochineal, you are eating insects! Specifically crushed female beetles found in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, South Africa, and the Canary Islands. Carmine and cochineal are used to color some foods pink or red and tend to be found in juices, cherries in canned fruit cocktails, artificial crabmeat, strawberry milk drinks, and some fruit-flavored yogurts. Other beetle products are used to make confectioner's glaze, an ingredient in the shiny coating of some candies. If you are vegan or vegetarian or just don't want to eat bugs, you will want to avoid food products listing "carmine," "cochineal," or "confectioner's glaze" on labels, and don't buy any pink or red foods whose ingredients include added coloring.
Because they're made from insects, these additives are considered "natural" by the FDA. And as unappetizing as these beetle-derived food colorings may sound, they may not be as dangerous as synthetic food dyes: those chemicals may interact with DNA to accelerate aging and increase the risk of cancer. Many synthetic food dyes once considered safe have turned out to be carcinogenic. On the other hand, the beetle-derived additives are not harmful to most people, though a small number have had allergic reactions to the insect proteins, including flushing, hives, headaches, eczema, sneezing and, rarely, anaphylactic shock.
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