Saturday, February 4, 2012

Look What's in These Chicken Nuggets - Part 4 of 4 - Chick fila Chicken Nuggets

Chick-fil-A® Nuggets    

100% natural whole breast filet, seasoning (salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, spices, paprika), seasoned coater (enriched bleached flour [bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate (msg), nonfat milk, leavening [baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate], spice, soybean oil, color [paprika]), milk wash (water, egg, nonfat milk), peanut oil (fully refined peanut oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness and Dimethylpolysiloxane an anti-foaming agent added).

These seem to be the better choice compared to McDonald's except the fact they are fried in peanut oil with TBHQ and Dimethylpolysiloxane added. 

And if you don't recall what those ingredients are..

TBHQ: It is a derivative of petroleum and it is sprayed on the nugget directly or into the box to preserve freshness. It is also a form of butane, or you may know it as lighter fluid. They obviously don't use very much of it, because a single gram of TBHQ can cause "nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse." Ingesting five grams of TBHQ can kill. 

Dimethylpolysiloxane: Used as an "antifoaming agent" is a type of oil derived from silicon. It stops the McDonalds deep fryers from foaming up and boiling over. It's also put in shampoos and used in the manufacturing of contact lenses.

So now the decision is yours...choose wisely or make your own

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