Which is healthier and more nutritious - not to mention tastes better - Hamburger or hot dog? Both are popular types of American fast food sandwiches made of particularly shaped ground meat into specific buns, garnished with condiments. A hamburger is a round patty put into round hamburger buns along with condiments; a hot dog is an oblong sausage inside oblong hot dog buns, also with condiments.
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A hot dog has a long beef sausage in an oblong bun, garnished with mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, bacon, chili or Saukerkraut. Less expensive hot dogs are made from chicken or turkey.
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An American Institute for Cancer Research report found that consuming one 50-gram serving of processed meat — about one hot dog — every day increases risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent. Hot dogs are high in fat and salt and have preservatives sodium nitrate and nitrites, believed to cause cancer. According to the AICR, the average risk of colorectal cancer is 5.8 percent, but 7 percent when a hot dog is consumed daily over years. Famously, Murgon Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me where he eats only McDonald's burgers for 30 days gains 13% body fat. A McDonald's Big Mac typically contains 485 calories and a Quarter Pound with cheese containing 500 calories.
Immigrants to the United States from German-speaking countries brought with them some of their favorite foods. One of them was the Hamburg Steak. The Germans simply flavored shredded low-grade beef with regional spices, and both cooked and raw it became a standard meal among the poorer classes. In the seaport town of Hamburg, it acquired the name Hamburg steak.
Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls. Others have supposedly invented the hot dog. The idea of a hot dog on a bun is ascribed to the wife of a German named Antonoine Feuchtwanger, who sold hot dogs on the streets of St.Louis, Missouri in 1880. Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a Bavarian sausage seller, is said to have served sausages in rolls at the World's Fair either the 1893 World's Columbian Expositio in Chicago or the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis, Mussouri.
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