Are There Bugs in Food?

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Are There Bugs in Food?

Vivian W., Staff Writer

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Did you know that you might eat bugs every week? There are tons of foods that contain bugs that you would never imagine. For example; Skittles and Swedish Fish are both colored by the crushed up abdomen, or stomach area, of an African beetles. Ewww. You may eat more bugs than you think you do, a lot more!

         You like spinach right? Maybe your parents make you eat it. Well, next time they say “eat your veggies, it’s good for you,” you start telling them that there are caterpillars in your canned spinach. Yep, there can be up to 2-3, 3 mm larvaes in there. GRROOSSS! But wait, there’s more! In mushrooms, there can be around 19 maggots. This does not mean that there are, it just means that some unlucky person might have to get a new thing of mushrooms for his stew. There may be over 1,000 aphids per 10 grams in a flower called hops. Hops are used to flavor various adult drinks. I understand 2-3 aphids, maybe 5-6, but 1,000! That is not okay. There are also bugs that are supposed to be in you food. They help color the red foods. Almost all red foods are colored by bugs. Click here to learn more.

        How many bugs do you think you’ve eaten? Which Buggy Food is your favorite? You can tell us by commenting down below. What bug food will you eat next?

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