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10 Most Common Ingredients in Fast Food

May 10, 2009

mcd_drive_up1As you drive up to the menu board at your favorite fast food restaurant and shout your order into the speaker, do you every wonder what is actually in the meal you are about to eat?

Do you think that the only things in your Big Mac are “two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun”?

Think again.  There are actually 67 ingredients, including soybean oil, pickle relish [diced pickles, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, vinegar, corn syrup, salt, calcium chloride, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), spice extractives, polysorbate 80], distilled vinegar, water, egg yolks, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, mustard seed, salt, spices, propylene glycol alginate, sodium benzoate (preservative), mustard bran, sugar, garlic powder, vegetable protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat), caramel color, extractives of paprika, soy lecithin, turmeric (color), calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor).

The beef patty is actually the most “natural” of all the components:  100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper).

Learn about the 10 most common ingredients found in just about every item on the menu of your favorite fast food joint.  Not all the items are bad for you, some are even natural.  –>

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2009 4:09 pm

    ewwy lol… I think i’ve eaten out every day this past week… such is the life of a college student who doesn’t have time (or is just too lazy) to fix anything decent to eat lol…

  2. May 17, 2009 4:27 pm

    Whoa! 67 ingredients? I need to eat better.

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