2015年10月14日 星期三

The 14 ingredients in McDonald's FRIES

French fries/chips

The 14 ingredients in McDonald's FRIES | Daily Mail Online

Jan 21, 2015 - The recipe for McDonald's French Fries differs greatly in the UK where it does not include the Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Canola Oil and, ...

REVEALED: The 14 ingredients in McDonald's FRIES - including a petrol-based chemical and form of silicone found in Silly Putty

  • Mythbusters host Grant Imahara traveled to the fast food chain's potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish
  • During his investigation he found that dimethylpolysiloxane - a form of silicone found in Silly Putty - is used in the making of McDonald's fries along with a petrol-based chemical called TBHQ
  • He also discovered that the fries are fried twice - once at the factory and again at the restaurant
透露:14成分麥當勞的薯條 - 包括石油為基礎的化工和有機矽的形式,橡皮泥中
在他的調查,他發現,二甲基聚矽氧烷 - 有機矽的橡皮泥中的一種形式 - 採用的是麥當勞的炸薯條的製作以及汽油為基礎的化學名為特丁基對苯二酚
他還發現,薯條炸兩次 - 在餐廳曾經在工廠,並再次
發布時間:22:44 GMT,2015年1月21日|更新時間:14:55 GMT,2015年1月22日

However, he reassures viewers that these are both safe additives used for perfectly good reasons.
Dimethylpolysiloxane, which Imahara struggles to pronounce, is added for safety reasons to prevent cooking oil from foaming.
While tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is applied as a food preservative.
Imahara explains that there are numerous steps involved in the creation of McDonald's fries.


First potatoes are harvested from fields before being peeled, cut and blanched.
They're then fired through a cutter at up to 70 miles an hour into thin sticks.
After being chiseled into the perfect shape, the strips of potato are sauced with a blend of canola oil, soybean oil, hydrongenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor, hydrolyzed wheat, hydrolyzed milk, citric acid and dimethylpolysiloxane.

Dextrose - a natural sugar - is sprayed on the batons to help them maintain a golden fried color.
Sodium acid pyrophosphate is also added to prevent the fries from going grey.
Last but not least, salt is sprinkled on for flavor.
The fries are then flash frozen at the Simplot factory and transported to McDonald's outlets across the country.
Once they are at restaurants, the potato sticks are fried for a second time.
The oil blend is similar to the factory mix, with the addition of tertiary butylhydroquinone and hydrogenated soybean oil - a manufactured form of trans fat.
And voila! McDonald's World Famous Fries are served.

葡萄糖 - 一種天然糖 - 噴上警棍,以幫助他們維持一個黃金炒的顏色。
油混合物是類似於工廠混合,通過加入叔丁基氫醌和氫化大豆油 - 反式脂肪製造的形式。


A large serving of the finished product contains 510 calories, 6gms of protein, 24gms of fat, 67gms of carbs and 290mgms of sodium. 
The recipe for McDonald's French Fries differs greatly in the UK where it does not include the Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Canola Oil and, notably, the Dimethylpolysiloxane, according to a study by 100daysofrealfood.com. 
McDonald’s digital series 'Our Food. Your Questions' comes as the company fights to boost its performance in the U.S., where sales slid at established locations in the last quarter of 2014.
In addition to increased competition, McDonald's is trying to keep up with changing tastes, with places such as Chipotle marketing their food as more wholesome alternatives.
To improve the image of its food, McDonald's recently rolled out chicken wraps with sliced cucumbers and the option to substitute egg whites in breakfast sandwiches.
It also plans to eventually let people swap out the French fries in value meals with options like salad or vegetables.