Back in the day, when I was living with my parents, french fries were a regular side dish at our house. Friday nights we ate hamburgers and fries, Saturdays we ate steak and fries. Only in those days we didn't hit the drive through. We actually took large russet potatoes, sliced them then lowered them into a pot of hot oil. Oh they were so so good and so simple. Two ingredients were used, just potatoes and oil.
That is not the case today if you're getting your fries at McDonald's.
Do you know that they include 19 different ingredients into their world famous fries.
Oh dear, where to start? First off, they use a blend of 4 oils, none of which are very healthy. Canola oil
(read about that one here), corn, soybean and hydrogenated soybean, ( most of which are genetically modified). Read about these here
Have you ever heard that saying 'if you can't pronounce it then it's probably not actually food' ?
Well here's a couple of doozies.
Polydimethylsilozane, yes that's one word and I hear it's also used in the making of silly putty. Then there's tertiary butylhydroquinone or TBHQ I understand that this is a petrol based chemical. One is used to prevent the oil from foaming and the other is a preservative.
Take a look at this McDonald's youtube explaining these 19 ingredients. I must admit, he does make them sound pretty non threatening but for me I'm gonna think twice before I hit the drive through.
In fact I think I'll go pick up a deep fryer and start making my own.
At least I can have them around for the grand kids. They love to eat fries.
Will you think twice before grabbing this?
If so let me know.
If you do, your body will thank you.