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When we’re hungry, we think about food. But when we think about food, we seldom, if ever, think about how said food is made.
Because of this, we end up missing out on a lot of little things, and these food ‘secrets’ blow our minds when we find out about them later on.
The 5 foods below are no exception. Read on to learn their secrets, which may amaze you, surprise you – or maybe even disgust you.
#1 KitKats are recycled
KitKats that end up broken during production are recycled into a paste, which will be used to make a fresh batch of KitKat wafers.
#2 There’s only one difference between Pepsi and Coke
Any cola drinker can tell you that Coke and Pepsi taste different, but the difference is difficult to name. The answer? Pepsi has citric acid, which gives it a slight citrus flavor, while Coke does not.
#3 Oysters are eaten alive
Food is generally safest to eat after cooking, but oysters are traditionally eaten raw. If you are buying fresh oysters, it is best to buy live ones, as dead shellfish become a breeding ground for bacteria.
#4 Washing raw chicken doesn’t help
Washing chicken doesn’t get rid of all the bacteria on it – in fact, the water may spread the bacteria to other foods, utensils and surfaces.
#5 Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian
Cheese-making requires rennet, an enzyme which coagulates milk protein. While rennet can be manufactured (this is usually vegetarian), authentic Parmesan requires the real thing, which is found in the lining of a calf’s stomach!
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