Gummy candies are sweets which are made in various shapes and flavors and children adore. But, have you even wondered how these sweets are made? Would you like these candies as much if you knew that their shiny coating is made from the excrement of the bug called Lac.
The confectionary glaze called shellac is also made of resin which is excreted by the Lac bug, native of Thailand and India.
The resin is processed into flakes and then dissolved in dehydrated alcohol and thus coating liquid is gained, which is then sprayed onto the candy.
This substance is also used as a varnish for parquet and furniture.
This coating is sprayed on apples in the supermarkets.
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