McDonald’s finally reveals how it makes their French fries, which include 14 chemicals.
Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara was given access to McDonald’s French fries processing plant in Idaho to see the production process. The video he shot revealed that the chips are created from different kinds of potatoes, peeled, cut, and blanched before being fired through a cutting “cannon.”
The cut potatoes are then dipped in sauce, which is made of canola oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor, hydrolyzed wheat, hydrolyzed milk, citric acid and dimethylpolysiloxane. The last item is used to stop cooking fat foaming when the fries are cooked.
The potato sticks are sprayed with natural sugar dextrose and sodium acid pyrophosphate, to maintain the gold color. After adding salt, the fries are frozen before being sent to McDonald’s branches where they are fried again before being served.
McDonald’s UK, however, has assured that these chemicals are used for French fries in US stores. They said that their fries are made with potatoes, vegetable oil, dextrose, and salt.
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