French Fries are generally a pretty straightforward food to make. You would think all you really need are potatoes, oil, and salt right? Wrong, according to Mcdonald’s. Recently on a quest to promote a more health-conscious image, Mcdonalds has been trying to be a little more transparent about their ingredients and what people are finding out about the popular fast-food brand is causing some alarm.
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According to whydontyoutrythis, here are the 17 ingredients Mcdonald’s uses to make their popular menu item, French Fries:
- canola oil
- hydrogenated soybean oil
- safflower oil
- “natural flavour” (vegetable source)
- sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain colour)
- citric acid (preservative)
- dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent)
- vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with THBQ
- salt (silicoaluminate, dextrose, potassium iodide).
Knowing this, does this change the way you feel about eating Mcdonalds french fries? Give us your thoughts.
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