Why do McDonald’s french fries have 19 ingredients in them?

Anti-foaming agents, chemicals, and more…

(INTELLIHUB) — From anti-foaming agents, to chemicals used to make shampoo and children’s toys, simple McDonald’s french fries contain 19 ingredients. Although there may be nothing simple about them.

While most french fries that are actually natural only contain two ingredients, the potato and the oil they are fried in, the McDonald’s brand seems to have something far more sinister going on with them.

Duplicates on the ingredient list signify a different part of the cooking process and are doubled up on purpose.

Here is the list of ingredients as follows:

  1. Potatoes
  2. Canola Oil
  3. Soybean Oil
  4. Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
  5. Natural Beef Flavor
  6. Hydrolyzed Wheat
  7. Hydrolyzed Milk
  8. Citric Acid
  9. Dimethylpolysiloxane
  10. Dextrose
  11. Sodium Acid Phosphate
  12. Salt
  13. Canola Oil
  14. Corn Oil
  15. Soybean Oil
  16. Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
  17. TBHQ
  18. Citric Acid
  19. Dimethylpolysiloxane

Does this sound good to you?

So what are all of these ingredients used for?

I don’t think anyone but McDonald’s knows the answer to that.

Fries anyone?

Video Source: McDonald’s/YouTube

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