What's Really In Potato Chips?

deepa bala

Guru's of Penmai
Aug 7, 2011
[h=1]What's Really In Potato Chips?[/h]
  • Dr. Mercola

To understand the nature of Pringles and
other stackable chips, forget the notion that they come from actual
potatoes in any recognizable way.

The Pringles Company (in an effort to avoid taxes levied against
luxury foods like chips in the UK) once even argued that the
potato content of their chips was so low that they are technically
not even potato chips.

So if they're not made of potatoes, what are they exactly?

The process begins with a slurry of rice, wheat, corn, and potato
flakes that are pressed into shape.

This dough-like substance is then rolled out into an ultra-thin sheet
cut into chip-cookies by a machine.

According to io9:
The chips move forward on a conveyor belt until they're pressed
onto molds, which give them the curve that makes them fit into one another.
Those molds move through boiling oil Then they're blown dry,
sprayed with powdered flavors, and at last, flipped onto a slower-moving
conveyor belt in a way that allows them to stack.
From then on, it's into the cans and off towards the innocent
mouths of the consumers.

I suspect nearly everyone reading this likely enjoys the taste of
potato chips. However, they are clearly one of the most toxic
processed foods you can eat whether they're made from actual potato shavings or not.

Potato Chips are Loaded with Cancer-Causing Chemical

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 212F (100C) may contain acrylamide



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Dec 2, 2011
​Very useful info. Deepa......all the youngsters should read this.

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