McDonald’s French Fries Are Made With 19 Ingredients

Well…. now that we know McDonald’s uses 19 ingredients in their fries. The next question that needs to be answered… Why do they only need 5 ingredients in other countries?  Click here to learn more.


The ingredients are as follows:

  1. Potatoes
  2. Canola oil
  3. Soybean oil
  4. Hydrogenated soybean oil
  5. Natural beef flavour
  6. Hydrolyzed wheat
  7. Hydrolyzed milk
  8. Citric acid
  9. Dimethylpolysiloxane
  10. Dextrose
  11. Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  12. Salt
  13. Canola oil
  14. Corn oil
  15. Soybean oil
  16. Hydrogenated soybean oil
  17. TBHQ
  18. Citric acid
  19. Dimethylpolysiloxane


The one ingredient that raises concern is dimethylpolysiloxane, what Imahara called an “antifoaming agent.” It’s a common ingredient in some fast foods, he explains, but fails to acknowledge its use in silicone caulks, hair conditioners, and Silly Putty.

McDonald’s says their use of dimethylpolysiloxane is “small” and it primarily helps ensure safety by preventing hot oil from boiling over.

It’s a compound that’s approved for food use by the FDA and Health Canada.

But despite the fast food giant’s latest ad blitz, leaning on the credibility of a former “Mythbuster” in its bid to clean up its greasy image, there’s one question that still lingers in the air.

According to an ingredients list comparing the company’s famous fries sold in U.S. and British franchises, only five are used in the U.K. production process of McDonald’s fries.

So for a company that touts consistency – what’s with the difference?


I would bet they don’t have dimethylpolysiloxane in UK’s fries. Read below. obtained from here. My Mom said “if you can’t pronounce something that is in our food, then you should not be eating it.”


Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Chemical Properties,Usage,Production

Chemical Properties
viscous colourless liquid
Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Preparation Products And Raw materials
Raw materials
Polymethylhydrosiloxane Silicone DC-11 Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane vinyl alcohol Phenyltrichlorosilane
Preparation Products
Demolding agent softener TC Finishing agent for hydrophilous organic silicone hydroxy silicone oil emulsion 305 softener FS Silicone DC-11 polyurethane photosensitive prepolymer finishing agent based on water dispersed polysiloxang polyurethane block copolymers softener DMD Silicone rubber,methyl RTV 107 silicone softener RS Polyether,bicomponent water proofing agent YS leather seasoning agent DLC-1 Polyurethane foam plastic silicone oil filler compount for optical fiber SILICONE RESIN GP-1084-1 cellular silicone rubber false eye supporte Xanthophyll

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