What is Acrylamide?/articles/food-facts/6-reasons-why-you-should-never-eat-burnt-toast/what-is-acrylamide/photostory/64976901.cms
It refers to a chemical that is often used in manufacturing paper and plastic. It is also used in certain packed food items. According to a Dutch study, when certain food items are cooked at a very high temperature, the chemical reaction results in the formation of acrylamide. Starchy food items like potato and bread have an amino acid called ‘Asparagine’, that when heated beyond a limit results in the formation of acrylamide and further causes health hazards.