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Taco Bell is revealing what's in its beef, and it turns out it's actually mostly beef.

The fast-food chain's recipe contains 88% beef and 12% "signature recipe," according to a new webpage posted by Taco Bell.

Also, addressing a widespread rumor, Taco Bell beef is not grade D beef, according to the website.

"We use the same quality beef used in all ground beef (like you'd find in the grocery store), only USDA-inspected, 100% premium real beef, period," the website says.

The other ingredients include some hard-to-pronounce words. Taco Bell says many of these items are common at-home ingredients, such as spices.

"Ingredients like oats and sodium phosphates help make sure the texture is right," according to the chain.

The company also says "artificial flavor" refers to black pepper flavor.

Taco Bell explains what some of the strange words mean:

Trehalose: "It's a naturally occurring sugar that we use to improve the taste of our seasoned beef."

Maltodextrin: "It sounds weird, but it's actually a form of mildly sweet sugar we use to balance the flavor. You may have had it the last time you had a natural soda."

Torula yeast: "This is a form of yeast that gives our seasoned beef a more savory taste."

Lactic acid: "This safe acid occurs in almost all living things, and we use a very small amount to manage the acidity to get the right flavor."

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