Food & Nutrition

6 Facts You Might Not Know About McDonald’s French Fries

They’re flash frozen before they get to the store

AMSTERDAM - OCTOBER 20: Mcdonalds Logo on the wall of the restaurant onOctober 20,2015charnsitr/Shutterstock

Before being packaged up, the fries are partially cooked and flash frozen. Then they’re sent out to McDonald’s around the country.

They have 19 ingredients

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Well, technically there are only 14 ingredients because some are listed twice because they’re used in two different stages of production. Some of the ingredients include potatoes, canola oil, soybean oil, natural beef flavor, hydrolyzed milk, and citric acid.

The secret ingredient that makes them so addictive

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The real reason you can’t help but pull over to grab fries every time you see the golden arches: Beef fat. Yep, you read that right. McDonald’s has been adding it to their fries since the 1950s. Next, read about the secrets McDonald’s employees won’t tell you.

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