Don't panic, but there are bugs in your food

Here's a fun fact, you may be eating bugs right now.

Yes, it's a horrifying thought... for most of us.

But the fact of the matter is, it's too late! Many of our favorite foods contain bug parts.

Even the FDA has a limit on a number of allowable insects or insect fragments in our food, calling them "unavoidable defects in food."

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Foods That Attract Bugs
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Foods That Attract Bugs

Keep ants, flies and other unwanted pests away from your outdoor soiree by avoiding or carefully packing these much "bee"-loved picnic foods.

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Fruit Salad

Insects are attracted to sweet tastes and smells, so any cut fruit or ripe fruit will attract them. Overly ripe fruit undergoes mild fermentation, another thing bugs go crazy over.

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Burgers, Hot Dogs and other Meats

Some insects, like wasps, have an appetite for meat and will bombard your hamburgers and hot dogs.

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Many insects enjoy munching on vegetables, but select items like garlic and onions are known to be natural bug repellants for some species.

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Insects quickly pick up on strong smells like pungent fish dishes.

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Soda, Juice and Other Sugary Beverages

Sweet drinks have the sugar factor that insects seek. A common problem picnic-goers experience is discovering bugs inside their soda cans or bottles. Prevent this unwanted surprise by covering opened cans with plastic wrap or foil and sipping with straws.

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Pickled Vegetables

Fermented foods like pickled vegetables make excellent bug bait.

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Beer, Wine and Hard Alcohol

Alcohol contains sugar which insects also enjoy.

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Candy and Dessert

Besides the risk of melting or going bad under the sun, sweet candy and desserts like cakes, pies and pudding are big targets for insect invasions.

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Your food scraps will attract pests, so keep it away from your picnic location and properly dispose of it afterward.

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Brace yourself, Here is a list of the most buggy foods.

Insect control company Terro has found coffee beans, have the most insect fragments.

On average we consume just over 136,000 bug bites per year just from drinking that wonderfully bitter elixir!

Second place goes to wheat flour, with nearly 92,000 bug parts, and noodle products come in third with just over 7,000 crunchy bits.

The rest of the list is equally depressing, broccoli has been found to contain whole bugs!

But think on the positive side of things, you're not paying any extra for that added protein!

Also, let's be real, it's not like you've ever tasted the stray wing in your cup of joe.

But for all our bug-eating, maybe it should be added to the food pyramid, there is some good news.

That old wives' tale about spiders climbing into your mouth while you sleep? That's still just a myth.

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