U.S. McNuggets curiously… um… different than their European cousins
U.S. McNuggets not only contain more calories and fat than their British counterparts, but also chemicals not found across the Atlantic…
American McNuggets (190 calories, 12 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat for 4 pieces) contain the chemical preservative tBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product. They also contain dimethylpolysiloxane, “an anti-foaming agent” also used in Silly Putty.
By contrast, British McNuggets (170 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat for 4 pieces) lists neither chemical among its ingredients…
McDonald’s says the differences are based on the local tastes [Ed.: ROFLMAO!!! Too true, we Americans love our Silly Putty.]: In the United States, McNuggets are coated and then cooked, in the United Kingdom, they are cooked and then coated. As a result, the British McNuggets absorb less oil and have less fat…
Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of “What to Eat,” says the tertiary butylhydroquinone and dimethylpolysiloxane in the McNuggets probably pose no health risks…
I know that this is another “The U.S. leads the world in…” story. I just haven’t found the hook yet.
4 thoughts on “The stuff in your McNuggets that is also used in Silly Putty probably won’t hurt you. Let’s eat!”
“probably pose no health risks” to a Buick. Human beings are less safe.
I don’t see the problem.
The Great Wall of China contains glutinous rice, but you don’t hear anyone complaining that they’re eating “cement”.
(That said, if it’s not cooked properly…)
Nothing else is… Silly Putty
Or so we thought….