Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What's Acrylamide ?

I came across a headline today "Heart study may raise pressure to cut acrylamide levels in snacks".
Cut what from snacks ?? Acrylamide.

Some facts about Acyrlamide
  • Acrylamide is not added to foods. It is a chemical that can form in some foods (particularly carbohydrate-rich foods) during high-temperature cooking processes, such as frying/baking/toasting. It forms from sugars and an amino acid (asparagine) that are naturally present in food.
  • Acrylamide was first detected in foods in 2002 by Swedish researchers who reported a high content in potato chips, breakfast cereals and crisp bread. High levels are found in French fries. For information on acrylamide levels in foods refer to the following page: .
  • In animal studies, high exposure to acrylamide caused cancer. BUT as of yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other government agencies, have not yet determined the exact public health impact, if any, of acrylamide that are found in the much lower levels in foods. Research is ongoing in this area.

I will be interested to see if potato chips now get a bad rap in popular consumer magazines because of acrylamide. Keep in mind the potato chip was first created in 1853, by a Native American named George Crum It contained acrylamide then, just as it does now !

The bottom-line: There is insufficient evidence to suggest its harmful at the levels we consume in foods, but perhaps its another reason not to reach for the French fries and potato chips !

1 comment:

  1. As I said before, Americans foods are majority additives, and it goes back to saying, It's an biological, pharmaceutical chemical warfare going on,o we the people of the United States of America, the "Rich" and powerful runs the show, talk about democracy, the population has expanded and there's too many peoples to feed., so here ye, all sciencetist concoct up what may you to change things to the Hunger Games, districts where they will, feed you Monsanto and put more chemtrails in certain areas, through this its called population control. Wow �� is true, man knows who's hacking their files, yep they are to hoaxing false tactics to use our brains to think otherwise. Lil what happened to the Ebola scare, well, if you're not knowledgeable the Govt killed all the sciencetist involved and shut the people up whom so called attracted the freightening disease while of course in Africa. I know suppose of been a comment turned out to be a book, yes, a book of truth. See the way the world is today people will respect a lie, liar and any non-truths, before the unadulterated truth, which is totally right in our face, be careful of movies, tv shows and commercials with subliminal messages, they're there. ���� Scarey huh! ��