8. Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

The accepted level of insect levels in green coffee beans is 10%. Green coffee beans are raw coffee beans that have not been roasted. It is the roasting process that brings out the familiar coffee aroma and flavor of the beans. While your morning cup of coffee may contain a few insect parts, it also contains disease-fighting antioxidants and the caffeine you may rely on to jump start your day.

7. Cornmeal

Cornmeal

The cornmeal you use for coating fish or baking muffins can contain as many as 50 insect parts per 1/3 cup. In addition to cooking with cornmeal, you can use it as an ingredient in an exfoliating mask for your face. Cornmeal is a mild abrasive. In a pinch, you can use it to scrub stuck-on food from pots and pans.

6. Frozen Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is a nutrient-packed vegetable bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These benefits are not decreased by the fact that frozen broccoli may contain up to 60 aphids, thrips, or mites per 100 grams. Aphids are tiny insects that feed on the sap from plants. Thrips are small winged insects that are attracted to flowers, leaves, and bark. Mites are tiny insects that are closely related to spiders.

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