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Top 10 Most Common Ingredients in Fast Food

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Top 10 Most Common Ingredients in Fast Food

by William Harris

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From the article:

Order a meal in any fast-food restaurant, and you'll likely walk away with a sandwich, fries and a drink. If you had to identify the ingredients of this meal, you might list beef (or chicken), lettuce, tomato, cheese, ketchup, bread, potatoes and soda. Not complicated, right? Wrong.

I suggest reading the article, but here is the list gleaned from the articles headings:

10. Citric Acid: The Most Common Preservative

9. High-fructose Corn Syrup: The Most Common Sweetener

8. Caramel Color: The Most Common Color Additive

7. Salt: The Most Common Flavor or Spice

6. Monosodium Glutamate: The Most Common Flavor Enhancer

5. Niacin: The Most Common Nutrient

4. Soybean Oil: The Most Common Oil or Fat

3. Mono- and Diglycerides: The Most Common Emulsifiers

2. Xanthan Gum: The Most Common Stabilizer or Thickener

1. Chicken: The Most Common Meat Product

The urge to make a quip is strong, but so is that queasy feeling that suddenly came on.

Better to stick to good food.

Fast food = fast body pollution.

(If only it didn't taste so good...)

Michael

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