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Acrylamide content distribution and possible alternative ingredients for snack foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23212012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acrylamide (AA) contents in 294 snack foods including cereal-based, root- and tuber-based, and seafood-based foods, nuts, dried beans, and dried fruits purchased in Taiwan were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in this study. The highest levels of average AA content were found in root- and tuber-based snack foods (435 μg/kg), followed by cereal-based snack foods (299 μg/kg). Rice flour-based, seafood-based, and dried fruit snack foods had the lowest average AA content (<50 μg/kg). This is the first large surveillance of AA content in snack foods in Taiwan. The results could provide important data regarding intake information from the snack foods. In addition, the results showed a great diversity of AA content in snack foods prepared from different ingredients. Rice- and seafood-based products had much lower AA than those made from other ingredients. This information could constitute a good reference for consumers to select products for healthy snacking.
Authors:
Wei Chih Cheng; De Chao Sun; Shin Shou Chou; An I Yeh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1944-9097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2158-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, 1, Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan; Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, 161-2, Kuen Yang Street, Nangang 115, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2, Pei-Ning Road, Keelung, Taiwan 23620849. nickcheng@fda.gov.tw.
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