Prepackaged shredded cheese - According to Food Renegade, prepackaged shredded cheese contains cellulose, which is structural component in green plants or basically wood pulp. This additive stops the cheese sticking together in clumps.
Meat - Did you know that your butcher may be using a glue to combine two pieces of meat? This glue is called transglutaminase and is not harmful, according to Cooking Issues. Butchers around the world use it to combine leftover meat.
Ice cream - You know what carrageenan is? This ingredient may be present in some of your favorite ice creams. Carrageenan is extracted from red edible seaweeds and is linked to several diseases, according to a study by The Cornucopia Institute.
Ketchup - Did you know that this beloved condiment has more sugar than ice cream? If you think everything tastes better with ketchup, it's probably because you're addicted to sugar, according to this Huffington Post article.
Vanilla or strawberry ice cream - To produce strawberry and vanilla flavors, several ice cream companies use castoreum, an oily yellowish secretion extracted from beaver's anal sac. This ingredient is used as a flavor enhancer.
Fruit juices - Some fruit juices contain a substance called carbendazim. This chemical is mainly found in pesticides and has been banned in the United States. Beverages that contain the fungicide continue to be imported from other countries.
Diet drinks - The vast majority of diet beverages contain aspartame. The additive is used to replace sugar and is made from the waste products of genetically modified E. coli bacteria normally found in the intestine, according to Natural News.
Fruit - Fruit bought in supermarkets may contain shellac, which acts as a preservative. As previously mentioned, shellac is a resin secreted by a beetle. In addition to this resin, fruit often also contains another type of coating to extend its shelf life.
Potato chips - Sodium bisulfite is a chemical compound found in several bathroom cleaning products. It can also be found in some potato chip brands to extend their shelf life and prevent them from losing color.
Packaged meat - Salt contributes to high blood pressure, so pay attention to the packaged meat you buy. According to the website Health, some meat is injected with salt water to increase the flavor and volume of the meat.
Barbecue sauce - Barbecue sauce may contain a substance called liquid smoke, which is made by burning sawdust that is put in water or vegetable oil. The smokey flavor you taste in some barbecue sauces comes from this liquid.
Caviar - Some imported caviar can contain borax, an agent commonly found in cleaning products. Borax has been banned in food products in the United States, but it can still be found in imported products.