McDonald’s French Fry Ingredients

August 5, 2015

Did you know that it takes 19 ingredients for the fast food chain McDonald’s to make their famous French fries?

Who would have thought that the red and yellow box would contain so many different ingredients.

Here are the ingredients that are used:

1. Potatoes

2. Canola oil

3. soybean oil

4. Hydrogenated soybean oil

5. natural beef flavoring

6. hydrolyzed wheat

7. hydrolyzed milk

8. citric acid

9. dimethylpolysiloxane

10. dextrose

11. sodium acid pyrophosphate

12. salt

13. canola oil

14. corn oil

15. soybean oil

16. hydrogenated soybean oil

17. TBHQ

18. citric acid

19. dimethylpolysiloxane

Some ingredients are listed twice. This is due to the fact that they are used in two different stages of production.

Grant Imahara, from Mythbusters, the TV show, says one ingredient that makes him raise an eyebrow is number 9 and 19.  This is because while it is commonly used in foods, it is also used in hair conditioner and silicone caulks.

However, McDonald’s cautions that this ingredient is used in small quantities to make sure that the hot oil does not boil over.  It has also been approved by the FDA.

Source: huffingtonpost

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