Here's some facts from Ettlingers site:
Did you know that. . .?
• Flour dust is explosive.
• The iron compound found in enriched flour is also used as a common weed killer.
• Glucose, the form of sugar that adds bulk and sweetness to Twinkies’ crumb and filling, also adds glossiness to shoe leather and prolongs concrete setting.
• Homeland Security figures prominently in modern food production.
• Only a small percentage of the 750 million pounds of cornstarch that’s manufactured annually goes into food like Twinkies. Two-thirds is used to make paper, cardboard, and packaging “peanuts.”
• When cooked, cotton cellulose is transformed into an incredibly soft goo, perfect for lending a slippery sensation to the filling in snack cakes--and rocket fuel.
• Soda ash finds its way into much of what we eat, which is pretty alarming, considering that it is also the primary component of glass and soap.
• Phosphorus, one of the seven elements necessary for life, is also what puts the glow in tracer bullets and causes artillery shells to explode.