September 24, 2015 5:34 AM EDT

The average processed food touts a laundry list of ingredients, most of which are hard to pronounce (disodium guanylate, anyone?), let alone envision. In an effort to educate consumers about these additives, writer Steve Ettlinger and photographer Dwight Eschliman teamed up on Ingredients, a new book that deconstructs popular munchies, including Doritos (below), McNuggets and Twinkies.

–Alexandra Sifferlin

This appears in the October 05, 2015 issue of TIME.

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