Crushed Bugs in My Food?
Recently my grandson read and asked me if food companies add crushed bugs to their products for red color? He is right. It is considered a natural color and is actually beetle parts. You will see listed on the ingredient legend of the label as “cochineal” or “carmine.” It has been noted to be in some strawberry products like yogurt, that beautiful pink color comes from crushed bugs.
Read the label if you see cochineal or carmine, then its crushed bugs.