Revealed ~ There Are Over 40 Ingredients That Go Into Making McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets

Did you ever wonder how McDonald’s makes their chicken nuggets taste so great?  They use around 40  or so ingredients which include dextrose (a sugar also used by shoe makers).

Food photographer Dwight Eschliman and food writer Steve Ettlinger came together and created a new book, which breakdowns the ingredients the exact way they look, when they're separated and photographed next to each other.

The results are AMAZING and although we think we "know" what is in food these make us feel a bit more accountable for what we are eating.

regan arts Mc Donald Chicken nuggets ingredients

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To make the nugget, seasoning, batter, bread crumbs and fry the chicken nuggets, McDonalds use:

  1. ​White boneless chicken
  2. Water
  3. Food starch-modified
  4. Salt
  5. Autolyzed yeast
  6. Salt
  7. Wheat starch
  8. Natural flavour (botanical source)
  9. Safflower oil
  10. Dextrose
  11. Citric acid
  12. Sodium phosphates
  13. Natural flavour (botanical source)
  14. Water
  15. Bleached wheat flour
  16. Niacin
  17. Reduced iron
  18. Thiamine mononitrate
  19. Riboflavin
  20. Folic acid
  21. Yellow corn flour
  22. Bleached wheat flour
  23. Food starch-modified
  24. Salt
  25. Baking soda
  26. Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  27. Sodium aluminum phosphate
  28. Monocalcium phosphate
  29. Calcium lactate
  30. Spices
  31. Wheat starch
  32. Dextrose
  33. Corn starch
  34. Canola oil
  35. Corn oil
  36. Soybean oil
  37. Hydrogenated soybean oil
  38. with TBHQ
  39. and Citric Acid to preserve freshness of the oil
  40. and Dimethylpolysiloxane to reduce oil splatter when cooking​


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