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Hidden nightshade in any of these ingredients?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 12, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I know the simplest thing would be to only eat the beef patties, and I know the bun & cheese are bad for a trillion different reasons, but I'm doing a nightshade elimination trial so please look at these ingredients and let me know if you spot any offending nightshade ingredients other than the Paprika in the Wendy's bun.

Also, not being familiar with food prep practices at fast food, are there any likely cross-contamination issues if ordering a double cheese burger at Wendy's or McDonalds? I figure because a double cheese burger is not immersed in the veggie oil used for french fries, there should not be much cross contamination.

Many thanks, Mike

Wendy's:


Hamburger Patty: Ground Beef. Seasoned with Salt.

American Cheese, Sliced: Cultured Milk, Water, Cream, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid (preservative), Artificial Color, Enzymes, Soy Lecithin.

Bun, Sandwich: Enriched Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, niacin, iron, folic acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following: soybean, cottonseed, canola), Yeast, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Contains 2% or less of the following: Dough Conditioners (contains one or more of the following: sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono and diglycerides, DATEM, enzymes), Yeast Nutrients (may contain one or more of the following: monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, ammonium sulfate), Turmeric, Paprika, Annatto, Natural Flavor, Calcium Silicate, Calcium Propionate (preservative). CONTAINS: WHEAT.

McDonalds:


100% Beef Patty: 100% Pure USDA Inspected Beef; No Fillers, No Extenders. Prepared with Grill Seasoning (Salt, Black Pepper).

Regular Bun: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil and/or Canola Oil, Contains 2% or Less: Salt, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Dough Conditioners (May Contain One or More of: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Monoglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Sorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate and/or Sodium Propionate (Preservatives), Soy Lecithin

Sesame Seed Bun: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil and/or Canola Oil, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Dough Conditioners (May Contain One or More of: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Monoglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Sorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate and/or Sodium Propionate (Preservatives), Soy Lecithin, Sesame Seed.

Pasteurized Process American Cheese: Milk, Cream, Water, Cheese Culture, Sodium Citrate, Contains 2% or Less of: Salt, Citric Acid, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Enzymes, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Natural Flavor (Dairy Source), Color Added, Soy Lecithin (Added for Slice Separation).

Pasteurized Process White Cheddar Cheese: Milk, Water, Cheese Culture, Cream, Sodium Citrate, Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), May Contain One or More of: Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Enzymes, Acetic Acid, Soy Lecithin (Added for Slice Separation).

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:07 PM

Thank you for skipping the tirade. I have several spots in my small intestine that are very narrow from past crohn's activity. If I ate fruits/veggies/nuts, I would end up in the emergency room with a partial small bowel obstruction. It has happened to me 3 times in the last 20 years - not very pleasant. Since I can't carry around my vitamix with me everywhere, there are severe limitations on what I can eat when out. I would normally order meat & potatoes but now I'm wondering if some of the chronic problem's I've been having are related to nightshades.

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on February 12, 2013
at 03:17 PM

dios mios ... okay, I'll try to answer the actual question only. Just pretend I went on a tirade about this shitty, shitty, shitty food for pages and pages.

You're correct, paprika seems to be the only whole-food ingredient in the list that is a nightshade.

I wouldn't trust any of the "non-specific" items, such as vegetable oils or any of the refined ingredients, all of which could be from any number of nightshades (although somewhat unlikely for the oils).

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:07 PM

Thank you for skipping the tirade. I have several spots in my small intestine that are very narrow from past crohn's activity. If I ate fruits/veggies/nuts, I would end up in the emergency room with a partial small bowel obstruction. It has happened to me 3 times in the last 20 years - not very pleasant. Since I can't carry around my vitamix with me everywhere, there are severe limitations on what I can eat when out. I would normally order meat & potatoes but now I'm wondering if some of the chronic problem's I've been having are related to nightshades.

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