9 Nasty Things You Eat Every Day (But Don’t Know It)

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    6. Human or hog hair, or duck feathers

    When you see L-Cysteine on the ingredient label for bread or bagels, know that it’s an amino acid derived from dissolved human hair (often from China) or duck feathers. Food manufacturers use the ingredient as a commercial dough conditioner, meant to improve the texture of breads and baked goods.

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