What's in the McRib Sandwich?

The McRib sandwich is back, and with it, the horde of cult-like fans of the McDonald's pork sandwich.

Despite its name, the McRib sandwich actually contains no rib meat. But what exactly is it made of?

The Week explains some of the 70 ingredients of the McRib (which you may want to skip if you're a fan of the sandwich):

How many ingredients are there?
At face value, the sandwich contains just pork, onions, and pickle slices slathered in barbecue sauce and laid out on a bun. But the truth is, there are roughly 70 ingredients. The bun alone contains 34, says TIME's Melnick. In addition to chemicals like ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80, the most egregious may be azodicarbonamide — "a flour-bleaching agent most commonly used in the manufactur[ing] of foamed plastics like gym mats the and soles of shoes." According to McDonald's own ingredient list, the bun also includes calcium sulfate and ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, among other chemicals.

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If you don't grow it yourself then its got something in it that's bad for you. As americans we as a people have a choice...if you wanna eat and don't wanna know what's in it, go ahead, But it might be smart to ask, what's in it?. .mmmm mystery meat
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@ted OK and where's your evidence that fish and chips isn't particularly healthy? Oh that's right, you have none. You're just basing it on the assumption that fried food is bad. Sorry, there's little evidence to support that. Just so long as the fat is shaken off afterwards there is very little fat content in fish and chips.

Trouble is there are so many superior types out there who don't need evidence. Just like they *know* coffee is bad for you even though they can find no reliable medical evidence to support their knowledge.
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The Doctors told my Great Grandma that eating fried foods, and cooking with lard and fatback every day would kill her. Well, they were right. She died at the ripe old age of 95. Her hubby who was a 2 pack a day smoker died from smoking, too -- at the age of 97.

Jim Fixx was a famous runner. He was healthy as a horse until he dropped dead running.

When it's "your time to go", you die (unless you are on a plane and it just happens to be the "pilot's time to go").
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Jolly? Fish and Chips is "pretty healthy"? I take my statement back. Obviously, people don't know that fast food is not healthy. Enjoy your cheesy bacon quadruple pounder. I hear they're pretty healthy, too.
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