Subway is one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world. It’s a favorite for many reasons, including its well-priced signature sandwiches and salads. However, it’s no secret that Subway has come under fire for using processed ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and azodicarbonamide (ADA) in many of their menu items. But what exactly is ADA?
ADA is used to make bread dough rise faster and more evenly. It’s also found in yoga mats and sneaker soles! The chemical has been banned in other countries but is still allowed in the U.S., where it can be found in some breads like packaged bread from brands such as Wonder Bread and Pepperidge Farm.
Subway uses a special type of mayonnaise called “Hellmann’s Light Real Mayonnaise with Olive Oil.” This mayo contains less fat than regular mayo (about half as much) but still has about 80 calories per tablespoon — so if you’re worried about adding extra calories to your sandwich, skip this condiment altogether instead of using less than recommended by Subway’s nutrition guidelines.
Last modified: August 14, 2022