What goes with coffee? The last thing you’d guess would probably be pieces of insect — but you’d be wrong.
Terro created a chart that displays how many insects you could potentially ingest annually, and coffee topped the list. The firm estimates consumers could eat 136,080 bug fragments per year.
Coffee had the highest levels of insects or their fragments found, followed by wheat flour at 91,650 and macaroni and noodle products at 7,031.
Their data was based on the Food and Drug Administration permissible number of whole insects or fragments in food products.
While it may sound repulsive, the consumption of bugs doesn’t pose a threat to our health. That’s because the FDA only allows a certain number of insect matter to safely pass through the food we eat.
Even if you can’t completely evade inadvertently consuming insects in your food, you should note that processed foods have a higher count of critters or their remnants.