19 facts about food we bet you didn't know

19 facts about food we bet you didn't know
Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 07, 2016

We all know that the food industry is pretty shady, but we just kind of push that idea to the back of our brains so we can stick burgers in our pie-holes without feeling bad about it.

Well, we're here today to stick something else in that pie-hole. And by "pie-hole" we mean brain. And by "something else" we mean "incredibly disturbing facts that are guaranteed to make you lose your appetite."

19. Are you addicted to cheese? It's not entirely your fault, the blame is on "Casomorphin," which is derived from the digestion of the milk protein "Casein." These casomorphins have opiod effects, and since producing one kilogram of cheese requires about 10 liters of milk, you can imagine how much casomorphin is produced. So, you're basically taking "dairy crack." From: user VirginAndy

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18. Think you hate flight delays? Airline meals are hand-prepared 8 hours before a given flight. If the flight is delayed too long, hundreds of food trays are thrown out and remade by chefs working overtime. From: user Maclise

17. To stop ingredients in fruit-flavored soft drinks from separating, companies use brominated vegetable oil (BVO). The additive is banned in Europe, Japan and many other countries, but nowhere in North America. BVO is found in drinks such as Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta Orange, Gatorade Orange, Powerade Strawberry Lemonade or Fresca. BVO can also be used as a flame retardant. Overexposure to bromine can lead to skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders. From: user TimonDAwesome

16. Potato-based products such as potato chips and French fries release a chemical known as acrylamide when heated about 248-degrees fahrenheit. This chemical is a potential carcinogen, and is proven to cause neurological damage. From: user Chan Teik Onn

See the other 15 facts on this list in the original article at Cracked is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, which also owns this broadcast station and website.