When you order a fast-food combo meal, like Web Watch did today, you’re not just getting a burger and fries – that is, a meal made solely of meat, bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, potatoes, some salt and oil.
No, you’re getting quite a few more ingredients thrown into the mix. That bun? Probably has some sugar in it. Those fries? Maybe some extra starch was sprayed on them before cooking.
Fact is, as others have pointed out, the standard burger is made up of dozens of different ingredients. The Big Mac is said to be comprised of 67 different ingredients.
So thanks to our friends at HOW STUFF WORKS, here’s a list of the TOP TEN MOST COMMON INGREDIENTS FOUND IN RESTAURANT FOOD:
- Citric acid
- High fructose corn syrup (HFCS). What? You think a list like this *wouldn’t* contain any HFCS?
- Caramel Color
- Soybean Oil
- Xantham gum
- and Chicken.
Just nine items? Did you leave out one from your Top Ten list here?
Nah, just click the link to see that 10th item, and read about exactly why each of these items made the list of Most Common Ingredients.
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