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Watch an Explainer of What's Really Inside Hot Dogs

Here's a quick look at the history of the "venerable" hot dog, aka America's favorite iteration of meat, meat fat, grain filler, egg whites, and spices. As DNews notes, mass-produced hot dogs include additional ingredients like beef stock ("for flavor"), sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrate (to create that "natural meat color.") Go, watch:

Video: What's REALLY in Hot Dogs?

· What's REALLY in Hot Dogs? [YouTube via Digg]
· All Hot Dog Coverage on Eater [-E-]