Frankenchicken…GROSS!

“What’s in a Chicken McNugget?

You’d think that a breaded lump of chicken would be pretty simple. Mostly, it would contain bread and chicken. But the McNugget and its peers at other fast-food restaurants are much more complicated creatures than that. The “meat” in the McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of yet more ingredients. (Nope, it’s not just chicken. It’s also such nonchicken-related stuff as water, wheat starch, dextrose, safflower oil, and sodium phosphates.) The “meat” also contains something called “autolyzed yeast extract.” Then add another 20 ingredients that make up the breading, and you have the industrial chemical—I mean, fast-food meal—called the McNugget. Still, McDonald’s is practically all-natural compared to Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets, with 30 ingredients, and Burger King Chicken Fries, with a whopping 35 ingredients.”

Read the rest of the article here: 4 Shocking Secrets About Fast Food

I am so very glad to be vegetarian (well, pescatarian).  Processed food?  I avoid it.  Fast food?  Extremely rare.  All about wholesome, natural goodness.

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~ by indigenousearthlingjme on February 19, 2010.

2 Responses to “Frankenchicken…GROSS!”

  1. mcNASTAY

  2. I third.

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