søndag, mars 08, 2009

Lyst på snop?

Jeg fant først denne artikkelen hos Cecil Adams. Litt mer søking ledet meg hen mot denne lille perlen:


The purified form of the resin exuded by the female of the lac insect Laccifer lacca, found in India and the Far East.

After drying into sheets it is normally supplied as an alcohol solution although varying chemical processes can produce different grades.

Used as a glazing agent and polish it is found on cake decorations, fruit, pills and sweets.

May cause skin irritation.

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