A lot of candies and baked goods contain a vanilla flavoring called Castoreum. Castoreum is a compound that is collected out of a secretion from the anal glands of beavers.
The next time you eat a fruit-flavored snack, just know that it is made with the same wax that is used on cars.
Ketchup was actually used as a medicine until the late 1800’s. People used to use it to treat diarrhea.
Chocolate is so versatile, that it was actually used as currency in many parts of the world at one point.
Wasabi is really expensive to cultivate, which is why most of the wasabi you eat or purchase is just colored horseradish.
Ever wonder why bread comes out so soft in comparison to other baked goods? Most bread consists of a softening agent called L-cysteine, and this agent is actually made out of duck feathers and human hair.