The secret to McDonald’s fries: Highest quality potatoes fried in purest non-hydrogenated oils
McDonald’s has always been proud of offering only the best and the highest quality food, from the meats and vegetables, to the bread and dairy products, all the way to the oils used in frying its food.
Since 1955, McDonald’s has been using the best and highest quality meats and potatoes, and this commitment to quality is what makes McDonald’s food special, delicious and beloved around the world. The world famous fries in the iconic red box are a prime example of this, as they have become one of the most popular McDonald’s products for customers around the world.
To make its world-famous fries, McDonald’s uses only the best qu ality, 100% natural potatoes harvested from approved and certified farms. At the source, only the best quality potatoes of the Ranger Russet & Russet Burbank species are manually selected to be prepared and shipped off to McDonald’s restaurants.
Within this vein, McDonald’s is also committed to using only the highest quality cooking oil, Canola Oil, stemming from its belief that the quality and purity of the oil is a crucial factor and directly impacts the quality and flavor of its food. This is why McDonald’s uses a high quality 100% vegetable oil blend, which does not undergo a hydrogenation process (treatment of oil with Hydrogen), therefore it is not hydrogenated. There is a very small trace of trans fatty acids in our oil (less than 0.3%), similar to the majority of non-hydrogenated vegetable oils you buy from your local grocery store for home use. McDonald’s is extremely proud that it offers its customers the highest quality vegetable oils available on the market.