By Anucyia Victor for MailOnLine | May 20, 2015
- Karin Ridgers, founder of VeggieVision TV, has identified stealthy foods
- Bananas can sometimes be sprayed with a pesticide which has shellfish
- When pollinating figs, wasps can die in the fruit and become part of it
Think bananas, figs and miso soup are perfect foods for vegetarians? Think again.
A range of foods, from fruit and packaged cereal to beer and even figs, are assumed to be safe to eat, yet an expert warns that these items can contain animal products.
What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish.
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