Here's The 14 Ingredients In Your McDonald's Fries


Mythbusters host Grant Imahara  travelled to the McDonald’s potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish. During his investigation he found that there are two rounds of frying. 

He discovered 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 tertiary butylhydroquinone. Apparently both are safe additives used for perfectly good reasons.

After being shaped, 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 colour. Sodium acid pyrophosphate is also added to prevent the fries from going grey. Last of all the salt is sprinkled on for flavour.

Watch this video to see it all for yourself.

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