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

    A series of hard candy

    8. Insect parts

    The female Lac beetle gives us the ingredient shellac—sometimes called “confectioner’s glaze”—used to make candy and fruit (and furniture) shiny. Carmine, commonly used as a red food coloring for fruit juices and candy, is made from the shells of desert beetles.

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