REDUCTION OF ACRYLAMIDE IN FRIED POTATO PRODUCTS-SUITABLE TO THE HORECA SEGMENT AND HOME MAKERS
Zeracryl AS is happy to offer the industry and home-makers a simple washing solution before frying or baking.
Our concept is suitable to all kitchens, requires minor preparation (time), and is easy to use.
The brand name is Zeracryl® and gives at least 50 % reduction of acrylamide.
- Acrylamide was first found to be present in food by Swedish scientists in 2002.
- Latest EFSA report of June 2015 concluded that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers.
- European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, will continuously elaborate stronger regulations.
WHAT CAUSES ACRYLAMIDE?
- Acrylamide is formed by reaction of the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars, especially glucose and fructose, at high temperatures.
- Acrylamide is to be found in carbohydrate-rich foods cooked at high temperatures, such as potato, cereal based products and coffee.
HOW TO REDUCE ACRYLAMIDE IN FRIED POTATO PRODUCTS:
- Our concept is suitable both for raw potatoes and par-fried potatoes.
- Zeracryl is blocking the reaction between sugar and asparagine with use of edible acid or lactic acid bacteria.
Zerabac® (lactic acid bacteria) is our second product which reduce acrylamide levels even more. >70%
This product demands more preparation and suitable for Premium restaurants (high quality segment). Use of ZERABAC ® gives the product an even better taste and crispyness. See Video.
This frozen powder will be delivered in 50 g sackets and is commercial available both for Home – Makers and Restaurants.
Value for customers by use of edible acid or lactic acid bacteria
Reduced acrylamide levels (50-75%)
- No effect on oil quality
- Slightly increased boiling upon frying.
- Gives a golden color.
- The method is efficient with several potato varieties.
- Suitable for both raw potatoes and for par-fried, industrially frozen standard products.
- More crispy taste.
- If incorrect storage, high sugar content or fairly high cooking temperature s – Zeracryl has a repairing and preservative design.
- Overall, a more healthy product.
Recommendation-best practic – Zeracryl solution.
- Store potatoes in correct environment.
- Washing with Zearcryl according to recipe/video.
- Reduce cooking temperature as more acrylamide is formed at higher temperatures.