Did you know that Jelly beans are often coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect native to Thailand.
Isn’t that enough to make you stop eating them? If not, think about the potential toxins in the food dyes used to make jelly beans and their artificial flavorings. Think about the chemists in laboratories deliberately designing flavorings to leave you wanting more – that makes me mad!
Mary Swann Perry, I was excited to see that Women AdvaNCe published a piece on the dangers of food dye. It’s a relevant and important issue for women (and everyone).
So, on not Jelly Bean day, instead of eating all of the colors of the rainbow from a bag of artificial stuff, buy fresh fruits and vegetables in all of the colors of the rainbow and savor them! Then, you are also celebrating Earth Day and the abundance of beautiful foods that nature gives us!