Did you know that the common food additive Carmine is made from boiled cochineal insect carcasses? Carmine is added to certain flavors of juice, candy, and yogurt to enhance their redness. It is also a source of color for many red-hued lipsticks. This fact prompted me to check the label on my lipgloss and guess what? I’m wearing bug juice.
Need something to get your mind off the icky? Browse our “NEW” section at the Davenport Public Library. We have an assortment of new general fiction, as well as plenty of new romance, science fiction, and mystery.