McDonald chips found to contain ingredients used in the tank sealants, Biodiesel

grant imahara of Mythbusters decided to study potatoes McDonald fries, and see what’s in it.

Some of the ingredients found to be of concern, apart from potatoes, at least, were as follows:

  • dimethylpolysiloxane (a form of silica in the clay)
  • hydrogenated soybean oil (from trans fats)
  • buthylhydroquinone tertiary ; TBHQ (a chemical based gasoline)


According to TBHQ manufacturers claim that it is simply a phenol used to stabilize fats, vegetable oils and foods against oxidation deterioration. This helps to prolong its shelf life, and is found in a wide variety of products from biodiesel, for perfumes. It is used in perfumery to slow evaporation, thereby improving its stability. It is also used to inhibit corrosion in biodiesel. TBHQ can also be found in the resins, additives oilfields, lacquers and varnishes.

Manufacturers have claimed that TBHQ is safe to be consumed in the concentration of insurance, as evaluated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority food (EFSA).

hydrogenated soybean oil

It is known that the silent murderer, which is used to prolong the life of products in the food industry. Interestingly, researchers at the School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston Harvard have reported at least 100,000 cardiac deaths in the United States, because these people eat a lot of trans fats. The researchers recommended that it would be healthier if we have opted for monounsaturated oils or non-hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils in their diets.


Polydimethilsiloxane is a chemical that is used in mold release agents, hair conditioners, and sealants aquarium tank. It is also associated with the toxic chemical formaldehyde, which is highly linked to the causes of cancer, allergies, autoimmune diseases and brain damage!

“Food Babe” Vanni Hari also reported that the US chips are in a worse situation of production compared with McDonald’s fries in Europe. According to her, the one in the UK usually uses its basic ingredients, sugar, salt, vegetable oil and potatoes.

It is surprising that his fries McDonald in Europe is complicated in its preparation and cooking. She why the US McDonald fries wonders You need anti-foaming agents in it. It is speculated that the European authority dimethylpolysiloxane very strictly regulated, as they know that this compound is not suitable for human consumption at all!

Now that you know the contents of McDonald’s fries, do you still eat?


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