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Normal Foods You Never Realized Are Actually Pretty Gross

If you’re eating one of the most dangerous foods in the world, you’re probably bracing yourself for something gross. But did you know that you don’t have to be a daredevil or even an adventurous eater to consume some pretty gross foods? In fact, some foods that most of us would consider perfectly normal are actually pretty disgusting when you stop to think about it.

Below, check out some of the most common foods that, in reality, have some very gross ingredients.

1. Hot dogs

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hot dogs Hot dogs on grill grates | iStock.com/Liveslow

Hot dogs are a staple both at picnic tables and at the kids’ table at any family event. So it may surprise you to learn that this kid-friendly food contains a pretty gross mixture of ingredients. As The Huffington Post notes, traditional hot dogs contain a mix of beef, chicken, and pork. That mix gets pumped with water, laced with corn syrup, and then piped into casings. They even get flavored with liquid smoke. 

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