Coffee & Acrylamide

Acrylamide


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.

Study


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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