McDonald's said that after using a new method to test the level of trans fats in its fries in December, the level of trans fats in a portion of large fries was 8 grammes, up from 6 grammes previously displayed on its website and printed on nutritional literature.Now you know why their fries taste so damn good.
US dietary guidelines call for consumers to keep their intake of trans as close to zero as possible. Trans fats have been shown to raise levels of harmful cholesterol, contributing to heart disease.
The disclosure comes at an awkward time for the world's largest fast food operator, which has been attempting to rebuild trust among consumers in some markets – notably the UK – in its ingredients and food preparation methods.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
It is now being revealed that McDonald's fries have more trans fats that previously thought. According to Ban Trans Fats, trans fat is far worse than saturated fat and is created during the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oil to provide the oil with a longer fry-life. From MSNBC:
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