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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Cancer in a Can: The Shocking True Story of how Pringles are Made

Real Farmacy: To understand the nature of Pringles and other stackable chips, forget the notion that they come from actual potatoes in any recognizable way. The process begins with a slurry of rice, wheat, corn, and potato flakes that are pressed into shape.One of the most hazardous ingredients in potato chips is not intentionally added, but rather is a byproduct of the processing.

Acrylamide, a cancer-causing and potentially neurotoxic chemical, is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, whether baked, fried, roasted or toasted. Some of the worst offenders include potato chips and French fries, but many foods cooked or processed at temperatures above 212°F (100°C) may contain acrylamide. As a general rule, the chemical is formed when food is heated enough to produce a fairly dry and brown/yellow surface. Hence, it can be found in ... read more>>>...

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