Acrylamide is a cancer-causing neurotoxin that can be found in fried or roasted food. It’s formed when sugars and starches are heated quickly to a very high temperature. This includes foods like potato chips, cereals, and breads. This can also include the coffee beans used in making your morning cup of joe.
Clean Label Project™ ran an experiment to better understand the acrylamide exposure risk from brewed coffee. Here is what we found:
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