9 Disgusting Things You Didn’t Know You’ve Been Eating Your Whole Life

8. Jet Fuel Additive

Listed under “ingredients” as: Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

How we consume it: Cereal

We’ve all been told that antioxidants are good for us, but some are certainly better than others. BHT falls into the “others” group. This antioxidant property helps keep foods fresh for longer. So as long as you are fine with consuming the same chemical compound found in petroleum products, such as jet fuel, your bran flakes can stay crunchy for weeks!

9. Borax

Listed under “ingredients” as: E285

How we consume it: Caviar

Borax, the well-known home cleaning agent, can also be found as a food preservative in caviar. Although it is banned from most foods in the U.S., imported caviar preserved with E285 can still be sold here.

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