Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 3, Issue 2,2005
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Determination of acrylamide levels in selected traditional foodstuffs and drinks in Jordan


Hani M. Al-Dmoor

Recieved Date: 2004-12-11, Accepted Date: 2005-03-23


Acrylamide is formed in food because of excessive dry heating during preparation and/or processing of foods at varying levels because of the differences in formulation and preparation or processing conditions. Acrylamide content of yeast fermented whole flour bread (black kmaj type) and boiled products (maftool and bulgur) were below the detectable level (180 μg/kg) of acrylamide. Whereas the fried bread which leavened by sodium bicarbonate was found to contain 2300 μg/kg of acrylamide. In comparison to the rapidly baked whole flour bread (black kmaj type) and taboon bread that is a long baking time type showed 2300 μg/kg of acrylamide. Traditional foods, their pH values ranging between 6.5 and 8.0, showed relatively high concentrations of acrylamide (500-4200 μg/kg). Kobeht potatoes that represent starchy food, thoroughly browned, showed the highest level (4200 μg/kg) of acrylamide among the food samples compared with shawarmah (600 μg/kg) which is rich in protein. Arabic coffee, black type had 1600 μg/kg of acrylamide compared with Arabic coffee, brown type 1200 μg/kg, whereas cacao powder contained 1100 μg/kg.


Traditional foodstuffs, Arabic bread, boiled products, baking products, drinks, Arabic meals

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2005
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 77-80

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