Jamie Oliver Explains How Chicken Nuggets Are Made…(yuck).

Christine Cauble | November 25th, 2010 - 11:01 pm|

This was a great video for all you McDonald’s and Burger King lovers. The only thing is, McDonald’s has now changed their chicken nugget recipe (they use only white meat at present, however at the time I was eating them as a teen all too often, who knows what they contained?). Funny and interesting video….

Additionally, here are some other interesting facts taken from Wikipedia…in particular, McDonald’s chicken nugget recipe (at present).

Ingredients List

White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning (autolyzed yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source), safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), sodium phosphates, seasoning (canola oil, mono- and diglycerides, extractives of rosemary). Battered and breaded with: water, enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, whey, corn starch. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. (May be different in regions other than the United States).

Controversies

The 2004 documentary ‘Super Size Me’ states that “McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, are originally made from old chickens no longer able to lay eggs. These chickens are stripped down to the bone, and then “ground up” into a chicken mash then combined with a variety of stabilizers and preservatives, pressed into familiar shapes, breaded and deep fried, freeze dried, and then shipped to a McDonald’s near you.” ‘Super Size Me’ also alleged that they included chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant), polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent) (recently proved by CNN – All McNuggets not created equal ), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook.

As of 2007, these two ingredients were still listed as possible ingredients of the vegetable oil that is used to fry McNuggets. In a 2002 lawsuit against McDonald’s, a judge commented that Chicken McNuggets are a “McFrankenstein” creation of various elements not used by the home cook.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply