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what's worse? hash browns or a bagel?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I was at a breakfast joint this morning to pick up my morning coffe. There were two chicks in front of me kinda of arguing that their own breakfast was "better" than the other's. One girl ordered eggs, sausage patty with hash browns (i'm sure deep fried in vegetable/peanut oil) and the other was eating sausage and egg on a plain bagel. I couldn't figure out if the veg oil in the hash browns or the gluten in the bagel was worse in the paleo world.

So it comes down to hash browns fried in non-paleo oil or gluten-filled plain bagel...which is worse?

Thanks!

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I'm not at all condoning eating bagels. I'm simply saying you should never, ever assume that a processed food has only a handful of ingredients. And I don't think diner style places are more likely to make food from scratch either

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on May 03, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Geezes...WHY?! What happened to potatoes, salt, pepper, and lard?

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

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on May 03, 2013
at 09:42 PM

Considering food manufacturing is dominated by a few key players, who says they don't all order from the same manufacturers? I doubt diners handmake their own hashbrowns...

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on May 03, 2013
at 07:39 PM

due to lack of gluten, the hash browns are also less likely to give you acne and cellulite too!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 06:04 PM

I agree with ashley.

8886bfbf58391371cd3328aa147a2ebc

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on May 03, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Almost anything at MCD's has over 20 ingredients in it. But at a diner-type place, it's likely to be mostly potatoes, oil, salt and maybe a preservative to keep the frozen potato shreds fresh longer.

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

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on May 03, 2013
at 04:08 PM

this was the conclusion that i came to also

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

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on May 03, 2013
at 04:07 PM

well said, sage...

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

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on May 03, 2013
at 04:07 PM

wow. who knew so much CRAP went into these things. gag.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:38 PM

Calcium Propionate and Sodium Metabisulfite as Preservatives (Contains Sulfites), Soy Flour. CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY. Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color). CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN. That's the ingredients list for a McDonald's bagel..

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:37 PM

BAGEL: Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Contains 2% or Less: Salt, Yeast, Rice Flour, Oat Fiber, Propylene Glycol, Inactive Yeast, Monocalcium Phosphate, Modified Food Starch, Corn Starch, Sodium Alginate, Dough Conditioners (Ascorbic Acid, Mono and Diglycerides, Enzymes, Calcium Iodate, Potassium Iodate, Azodicarbonamide), Solubilized Wheat Gluten, Modified Tapioca Starch, Wheat Gluten, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Calcium Propionate and Sodium Metabisulfite as Preserv

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:36 PM

Hash browns can be but aren't necessarily more than potatoes and oil. McDonald's has like twenty ingredients in almost everything they seem to sell. I swear their salad probably has aningredients list as long as that, lol.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Plain bagel -> refined white flour, which will always lose to cut up Potatoes in a paleo world. But they're both questionable as the quality and amount of oil used on the hashbrowns goes downhill.

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606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

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on May 03, 2013
at 02:51 PM

Based on the fact that eating the hash browns wouldn't upset my stomach even if they were fried in high o-6 refined oils, the gluten in the bagel would cause pain so to me the choice is easy

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

(723)

on May 03, 2013
at 07:39 PM

due to lack of gluten, the hash browns are also less likely to give you acne and cellulite too!

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

(20)

on May 03, 2013
at 04:08 PM

this was the conclusion that i came to also

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:24 AM

And in contrast to sage, I say both are food, neither particularly awful.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 03, 2013
at 11:14 PM

definitely the bagel. i practically lived off of frozen hashbrowns during my last UC flare.

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04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:25 PM

Hash browns are more than potatoes. Check out mcdonalds hashbrowns : Ingredients (20):

Potato(es), Vegetable(s) Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean(s) Oil Hydrogenated, Flavor(s) Natural Beef, Citric Acid Preservative) , Salt, Corn Flour, Potato(es) Dehydrated, Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate To Protect Color, Pepper(s) Black Extractives, Prepared with Vegetable(s) Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean(s) Oil, Soybean(s) Oil Hydrogenated, with TBHQ and, Citric Acid Preservative) , Dimethylpolysiloxane An Anti-foaming Agent.

04a4f204bc2e589fa30fd31b92944549

(975)

on May 04, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I'm not at all condoning eating bagels. I'm simply saying you should never, ever assume that a processed food has only a handful of ingredients. And I don't think diner style places are more likely to make food from scratch either

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 03, 2013
at 06:04 PM

I agree with ashley.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 03, 2013
at 03:36 PM

Hash browns can be but aren't necessarily more than potatoes and oil. McDonald's has like twenty ingredients in almost everything they seem to sell. I swear their salad probably has aningredients list as long as that, lol.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on May 03, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Geezes...WHY?! What happened to potatoes, salt, pepper, and lard?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 03, 2013
at 03:37 PM

BAGEL: Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Contains 2% or Less: Salt, Yeast, Rice Flour, Oat Fiber, Propylene Glycol, Inactive Yeast, Monocalcium Phosphate, Modified Food Starch, Corn Starch, Sodium Alginate, Dough Conditioners (Ascorbic Acid, Mono and Diglycerides, Enzymes, Calcium Iodate, Potassium Iodate, Azodicarbonamide), Solubilized Wheat Gluten, Modified Tapioca Starch, Wheat Gluten, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Calcium Propionate and Sodium Metabisulfite as Preserv

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 03, 2013
at 03:38 PM

Calcium Propionate and Sodium Metabisulfite as Preservatives (Contains Sulfites), Soy Flour. CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY. Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color). CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN. That's the ingredients list for a McDonald's bagel..

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

(20)

on May 03, 2013
at 04:07 PM

wow. who knew so much CRAP went into these things. gag.

8886bfbf58391371cd3328aa147a2ebc

(110)

on May 03, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Almost anything at MCD's has over 20 ingredients in it. But at a diner-type place, it's likely to be mostly potatoes, oil, salt and maybe a preservative to keep the frozen potato shreds fresh longer.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on May 03, 2013
at 09:42 PM

Considering food manufacturing is dominated by a few key players, who says they don't all order from the same manufacturers? I doubt diners handmake their own hashbrowns...

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on May 03, 2013
at 03:49 PM

in my black and white world they are both equally evil and firmly reside in "poison! not food"

A5c0054d7e19a19f9f40152063e0368e

(20)

on May 03, 2013
at 04:07 PM

well said, sage...

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