“Appearances can be really Deceiving”. We have always associated this quote when we’re talking about people. But, today I’m going to show you how you might not know your favorite products as well-How your favorite products might have deceived you as well. During the industrial processing of products, the initial material is known as raw material. And, if I showed you the photo of your favorite products alongside their raw materials, you might be amazed.
Here’s a list of the different products that look way different than their predecessor (raw materials) :
Twitter was thrown into a frenzy when one user posted the photo of an unprocessed cashew nut- from the plant. Many people were shocked at this revelation, even though it was never really a secret. Cashew (Anacardium occidentale), is an evergreen shrub or tree of the sumac family cultivated for its characteristically curved edible seeds. The shell that the cashew is surrounded by is toxic, like poison ivy, and must go through different steps to become edible.
2. Toilet paper
Even though most toilet paper today is made from chemical pulp, most of it comes from paper. We use paper pulp (wood fibers) or, recycled paper materials like juice cartons, newspapers, and cardboards to make toilet papers. They roll the wet pulp on a paper machine until the they achieve desired thickness of toilet paper.
Most of the face powders, blushes, and different kinds of other products use Talc as one of their main ingredients. Did you know Talc is a naturally occurring mineral? Talc is mined from the earth, composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. From time to time, FDA has received questions about its safety and whether Talc contains harmful contaminants, such as asbestos.
4. Mirrors :
Mirrors that we use in our day-to-day lives start their production process as a simple sheet of glass. Then, the same see-through glass undergoes various changes to become opaque and reflecting mirrors that most of us can’t live without.
5. Chewing gum :
All of us indulge in chewing gums. What may be surprising is that the basic ingredient that people produce modern chewing gum using natural latex-like chicle is extracted from trees. The raw material of chewing gum looks like a milky liquid that transforms into our favorite product- chewing gum.
Even though the main ingredient of Coca-cola is a very well guarded secret, we know one of the ingredients it uses is the Kola nut. It provides caffeine to coca-cola. Some people even speculate that the name of the product coca-cola is due to the Kola nut.
7. Latex gloves:
Did you know that latex gloves come from plants? A shocker right? Anyway, latex gloves are made of natural latex, a product that comes from Hevea brasiliensis, better known as the rubber tree. Industries make latex from the white and cloudy fluid found under the bark. They can tap these trees for up to 30 years to obtain latex.
8. Gummy bears :
It’s no secret that we all love gummy bears but, did you know one of the vital ingredients of gummy bears is gelatin. And, we obtain the product gelatin by partial hydrolysis of collagen obtained from animals -probably, cows or pigs.
How many of these did you know? If you know more products like these don’t forget to share them with us!