Have you ever wondered what’s in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets other than a small piece of chicken?
You’ll be surprised to learn that each McNugget contains an astonishing mixture of 25 different ingredients of which many are processed or chemically altered.
In fact, the most common ingredients used in making these nuggets are canola, corn, soybean, and hydrogenated soybean oils. Not only are these oils bad for your health but most of them are also made from genetically modified crops (GMOs) .
The worst part in all of this is that McNuggets also contain industrial chemicals!
The most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, which is derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to “help preserve freshness.”
According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid) the FDA allows processors to use sparingly in our food: It can comprise no more than 0.02 percent of the oil in a nugget. Which is probably just as well, considering that ingesting a single gram of TBHQ can cause “nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse.” Ingesting five grams of TBHQ can kill.”
To learn more about the other 24 ingredients, go here.
For an official list of McNuggets’ ingredients, go here.
The next time you think of eating McNuggets, you might want to consider spending some time learning how to make your own homemade chicken nuggets. It’s by far a much healthier alternative.