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We shouldn't be surprised by this fact. Even though eating insects intentionally is common practice in some countries, most of us don’t enjoy the idea of eating them. However, every person swallows their share of insects without the intention of actually doing so. The FDA says that we roughly consume about a pound of insects each year. This is because most of them are mixed into foods. The majority of processed foods contain small amounts of various insects. The FDA have set limits to the amount of insects allowed in foods. For instance, peanut butter is allowed about 30 insect parts for every hundred grams. On the other hand, fruit juice is allowed to have 5 fruit fly eggs per milliliter.