That favorite burger of yours might actually contain crushed beetles. Although it’s easy to become accustomed to the delicious taste of fast food, if only you knew the scary sounding stuff that’s hiding behind it, you might never have a craving again.
Here are 10 of the worst:
1. Ammonium Sulfate
This chemical is a staple of mass produced bread. On its days off, it’s also used to fertilize soil and kill insects.
2. Silicone Oil
Tests have shown that Chicken McNuggets contain large amounts of silicone oil, a substance also used for contact lenses. Delicious!
Fast food chains use Cysteine-L, an amino acid derived from human hair or duck feathers, to flavor meat and soften bread.
18 different McDonald’s products allegedly contain this potentially deadly chemical, which is approved by the FDA.
5. Propylene Glycol
A chemical used by the fast food, tobacco and automobile industries for food, cigarettes and anti-freeze, respectively.
6. Prescription Drugs
Johns Hopkins University researchers tested tissue gathered from fast-food industry raised poultry and found traces of anti-depressants and various drugs, that had been added to their diet.
A widely used substance in fast food, also found in silly putty, shampoo and many other disturbing products.
8. Carminic acid
This chemical is produced by beetles and used to give food a red color.
A fast food menu staple, produced from wood.
10. Silicon Dioxide
This is a type of sand, used to keep chili and other liquids from clumping.