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#1 of 6 Old 02-28-2007, 05:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know anything about the research that has been done linking cancer to potatoes baked/fried at high temps? Darn...I love potatoes and we get them in our organic produce box every week. I wonder if there are safer ways to cook/eat them?

I've ran across a couple of articles/studies like this one:
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2...5-03-07-05.asp

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It was my understanding that it's frying that's the problem and baking and boiling isn't.

Here's a somewhat helpful wikipedia article on acrylamide that unfortunately doesn't cite its sources.
I sure do love my mashed potatoes, I would hate to lose that.
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I'm pretty sure it's fried potatoes and doesn't pertain to baking. It also pertains to other fried starchy foods like the batter on onion rings.
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I'm sure it has more to do with frying or burning the skin of a potato (that can cause carcinogens). Frying can cause trans fat and free radicals that are linked to cancer. So when all those fast food restaurants convert to trans fat free oil, who cares, because it's no healthier. I would stick to baking, boiling, broiling, and mashing. Those are the healthiest options. Also, make sure if you slice and bake potatoes to make oven fries, you cook them at a fairly low temperature (at 350 or so) because cooking oil at high temps are almost as dangerous as frying. Can you see I've done a lot of research?

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Thanks for the info and links. I'll check them out. Looks like it's bye-bye to potato chips and potato pancakes; but they were no good for me anyway.

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I just read recently where GM potatoes have been linked to cancer - it was a russian/german study or something that was suppressed for like 10 years, and just finally came out w/ the help/thanks of Greenpeace... I'll dig around online for it!
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