Dr Oz: Gross Things in Your Food
Still not grossed out yet but the Gross Habits Dr Oz spoke about? Doctor Oz has the remedy for that! On today’s show, he was joined by Food Insider, Bruce Bradley to discuss the disgusting stuff in your foods that you don’t even know about. (An eight-year-old boy’s dream!)
Dr Oz: Maggots in Canned Mushrooms
Sara, an audience member, said her favorite food was canned mushrooms. She loved canned mushrooms in stir-fry and on homemade pizza. She even ate them straight out of the can. (That’s about to change!) Bruce told her that next time she grabs a can of mushrooms, know that maggots may be inside along with the mushrooms. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) allows up to 20 maggots in your 3 ½ oz can of mushrooms. (Um, yuck!) Bruce suggested buying your mushrooms fresh and seasonal. Be sure to wash them properly.
Dr Oz: Beaver Anal Gland Juice in Hard Candy
Rebecca, an audience member, told Dr Oz that loved hard candy. She was a teacher and talked all day so she opted for hard candy to help soothe her throat. Her little girl also loved hard candy. Bruce says anal juice (or castoreum) from beavers may be in your hard candy. (There’s a joke in there somewhere.) The anal juice is used to enhance flavors. To avoid, eat less hard candy. (Ya think?!)
Dr Oz: Fruit Fly Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Sandy, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she loved tomato sauce and ate it 3-4 times per week. Bruce says fruit fly eggs can be hidden in your tomato sauce. The FDA calls them “allowable defects” and allows up to 30 in your sauce. The eggs get in there because the fruit flies lay eggs on the tomatoes before processing. If you’re looking to avoid this in your food, make your own sauce at home. Just be sure to properly wash the tomatoes.