McDonald’s is going vegetarian with its famed fries.. remember the law suit against it by Harish Bharti? They will be using a Canola and Soyabean to reduce the trans-fats in their French fries.
At the heart of this effort was also getting the texture, crispiness and the taste JUST as it was when beef/lard was used.
The new U.S. oil, a blend of canola and soybean oils created by Cargill solely for McDonald’s, is different than other oils the restaurant chain has tested. Not only did it produce a “slightly crisp,” “light golden brown fry” after frying for exactly 3 minutes and 10 seconds, it gave the fry “a fresh baked potato” texture, which is key, Cook said.
The McDonald’s in Europe and Australia have already gone on to the blend of the Vegetables oils:
The chain’s 740 Australian outlets already have switched to a blend of canola oil and sunflower oil. McDonald’s Australia estimated its switch made last November would remove 415 tons of trans fats from the Australian food supply.
McDonald’s 6,300 European restaurants will switch to one of three different canola oil blends later this year or early next year. The first countries to use the new oil there will be Sweden, Norway and Finland.
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