If you look forward to your side of fries with your meal at McDonald's you will consider swapping it for something else after reading this.
McDonald's uses only one type of potato for their fries: The Russet Burbank Potato. These potatoes are unusually long, so that's how they get the shoestring fries we all love.
“They’re always made from the same potato, the Russet Burbank potato… (it’s) unusually long, and difficult to grow,” explains Pollan. “But that’s what they want because, when you’re McDonald’s, you like those red boxes with a little bouquet or very long chips.”
Even though this particular type of potato is difficult to grow, the restaurant chain insists that their potatoes are free from blemishes.
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