Ever wonder why those fallen McDonald’s fries in your car still look brand new after several months?
Well, a doctor’s office in Waterford, Michigan left fast food out in the open for nearly two years to monitor what would happen to the food. The results are shocking.
Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn of Vaughn Chiropractic left fast food meals from McDonald’s and Taco Bell in the open air in hopes that she would make people think about what they were putting in their bodies, especially her younger patients. Not surprisingly, the fast food did not change much at all – if any. The food did not mold or decay, and there were no funky smells as one would expect.
She said: ‘There’s no smell from it, it’s basically mummified. You can pick it up, turn it over and still see the cheese and pickle in the burger and the lettuce and cheese in the Taco Bell.
‘Even in the summer when we get ants, the bugs won’t go near it.’
The doctor plans to keep the food on display forever.
The freakish non-decay is due to a food preservative called calcium probinate, according to Wayne State University professor of food science Yahfan Zhang.
Dr Zhang also told CBS: ‘These ingredients, they have potential to cause some inflammation in our stomachs… unless you eat a lot of this type of food everyday – then you will be okay.’
The preservative is also used in products such as cakes, bread, and processed meat. No worries — the preservative is non-toxic and approved safe to use, following rigorous laboratory testing.
Sure, a mummified chicken taco is totally safe to eat.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Vaughn Chiropractic