Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"the ingredient that gives Dannon Boysenberry yogurt and Tropicana Ruby Red Grapefruit juice their distinctive colors comes from crushed female cochineal beetles."
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"used in ice cream, strawberry milk, fake crab and lobster, fruit cocktail cherries, port wine cheese, lumpfish eggs and liqueurs like Campari, according to the FDA. Carmine's also used in lipstick, makeup base, eye shadow, eyeliners, nail polishes and baby products, the agency said."
"Cochineal extract has long been made from the dried and ground female bodies of an insect called Dactylopius coccus costa"
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wanna see an image?
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If you are freaked about eating insects..
By a vegetarian site
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Thanks to Team Maddow for the news..

2 comments:

Shemsi said...

Mmmmmm crushed bugs. . . in all the foods I love. . . Now my cat and I have something in common

kwtia said...

:)