Just want you want to see in the morning (Picture: Dr Karan Raj/PA)
If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen Dr Karan Raj debunking myths and spitting facts about our daily health concerns.
But now the NHS doctor has told us something we wish we didn’t know.
The surgical doctor said it is likely that our ground coffee beans includes a small percentage of cockroaches and other insect bits.
This isn’t done on purpose or for taste of course. The insects just happen to get into coffee bean bags.
The Food and Drug Administration conducted studies which showed that up to 10% of green coffee beans (and sometimes more) become infested with roaches and other insects.
Coffee makers are unable to process them out completely so insects just get roasted and ground up with the beans.
The FDA, like the British equivalent MHRA, allows a certain amount of bug parts in our food as long as it doesn’t exceed a certain percentage.
Dr Raj says, it’s all safe and perfectly fine to consume and won’t affect you.
A bit of protein in your morning drink, if anything.
Dr Raj tells his viewers: ‘Pre-ground coffee like you get in most stores contains a certain amount of cockroaches. Certain percentage of coffee beans becomes infected with cockroaches and other insects.
‘Usually they can’t be processed out completely. So they just get roasted and ground up with the coffee beans.
‘Most food authorities allow a certain percentage of bug parts in our food. Cockroaches are high in protein.
‘If you’re allergic to cockroaches, I’d stay away from pre-ground coffee.’
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Viewers were shocked. One person wrote: ‘You’re telling me I have been drinking the very thing I am terrified of my entire life!??’
Another added: ‘Okay dude some information you do not need to tell us, we are all coffee drinkers how dare you ruin our coffee in the morning’.
A third said: ‘I really didn’t need this kid of negativity before going to sleep #fml’.
Something to think about as you brew your morning coffee.
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