Hot dog is one of the favorite products for most of us, especially the children. But do you know what they actually contain? When consuming particular food it is good to know the process hiding behind its production.
1. Origin of the name – Americans call them “hot dog” because they rarely eat them otherwise. They only eat them between bread with ketchup and mustard. The hot dog is the cousin of the sausage that is famous for centuries. Sausage in English comes from the Latin word “sal” which means salt. This is not by accident, given that the hot dogs are full of salt. Sometimes sooner, salt was used in large quantities in the products so that they would last longer.
2. How many people want hot dogs? – As the guys say in this video, Americans eat about 20 billion hot dogs a year! They want to eat baked barbecue and the hot dog is an integral part of every baseball game, every festival, every event outdoors, home entertainment, and it can be found on every step through the busy streets of America.
3. What is hiding inside the hot dog? – Above all they are made out of meat, animal fats, oat or flour, egg and spices. In the past to get the form in which they are known internal parts of animals have been used and today artificial packing of collagen is used. However, this is the recipe for homemade hot dogs, while the factory made hot dogs contain mechanically recovered meat, fructose syrup, beef broth, sodium nitrate and sodium erythorbate.
4. Medical review – American Association for Cancer Research claims that nitrates and nitrites in the hot dog caused cancer in animals fed with it. Consumption of large quantities of hot dogs, bacon and meat processing as ham increases the risk of getting colon cancer. Under a large amount of hot dogs the AACR means hot dog 5-6 times a week for men and 2-3 times a week for women.