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Is burnt food always bad for you?

Is burnt food always bad for you?


Is it harmful to eat slightly burnt sausages? Well, a sausage like this isn’t as innocent as you think. Toxins are released when they turn black. The same thing happens with burnt potatoes. But this does not apply to vegetables. In this webinar from the University of the Netherlands, Ninke Kramer, a toxicologist at Wageningen University, explains why and what burnt food is dangerous.


00:00 Is burnt food bad for you?

00:25 What happens to burned meat?

01:22 What happens to burnt potatoes?

02:04 Are burnt vegetables harmful to health?

03:15 The higher the dose of the toxic substance, the greater the risk of cancer.

03:41 How are toxins created?

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Last updated: June 2024

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