Popular Fast-Food Items With Sketchiest Ingredients

If you frequent McDonald's, Burger King, or Wendy's, you've probably pondered what goes into your food. 

 Do McDonald's burgers contain "pink slime"? Good question! Fair enough that McDonald's answers it on its FAQs page.

Besides pink slime, many fast-food dishes contain odd (and often hazardous) substances and additions. 

 Burger King's "ban" on 120 artificial additives last year was a surprise to most people (as Men's Health rightly notes) 

Both fast-food skeptics and McDonald's fans should learn about these dubious substances in many popular fast food meals.

According to Dave Chappelle, American apple pie is made of whatever you can find. 

According to The Vegetarian Resource Group, duck feathers are a frequent source of L-cysteine, 

Wendy's, like McDonald's and KFC, utilizes dimethylpolysiloxane as a "anti-foaming" additive in its fryer oil.

In 1991, Wendy's creator Dave Thomas wrote about "recycling" outdated patties in his memoir, Dave's Way.

Carrageenan in fast food has been known for a time, however the FDA still lists it as "Generally Recognized as Safe".