Ever wondered what how McDonalds fries are made? How do they get them so uniform? I can now answer those questions thanks to watching a video made by the television show Mythbusters. The Mythbusting guy on the video is called Grant Imahara and he exposes the fact that a total of nineteen ingredients go into the world famous McDonalds fries.
We all know that fast food like McDonalds is never going to be all that great for us. We have all seen Supersize Me or something similar that warns us of the dangers linked to junk food.
Never has the title of junk food been so appropriate. McDonalds fries are fried TWICE and are coated and pumped with another eighteen ingredients. What content is actually potato?
One of the ingredients used is called TBHQ and is petrol-based chemical. Yikes! Alongside dimethylpolysiloxane, which is a silicone used in things like Silly Putty.
Gee whizz! And I thought it was the fat, salt and calorie content that we all had to worry about!
Here's exactly what McDonalds fries are made of (some are added twice in the fries making process):
- Canola Oil (Added TWICE)
- Soybean Oil (Added TWICE)
- Hydrogenated Soyabean Oil
- Natural Beef Flavour!!!!
- Hydrolyzed Wheat
- Hydrolyzed Milk
- Citric Acid(Added TWICE)
- Dimethylpolysiloxane(Added TWICE)
- Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
- Corn Oil
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