Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mariotti M., Cortés P., Fromberg A., Bysted A., Pedreschi F. and Granby K. (2015)

Heat Toxicant Contaminant Mitigation In Potato Chips

Revista : LWT-Food Science and Technology
Volumen : 60
Número : 2
Páginas : 860-866
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Heating foods immersed in oil during frying provides many attractive sensorial attributes including taste, flavor and color. However, some toxic compounds formed during frying of potatoes such as furan and acrylamide may constitute an increased cancer risk for consumers. The objective of this work was to mitigate the furan and acrylamide formation in potato chips without increasing their oil uptake by optimizing the blanching treatment before final frying. Potato slices were blanched in order to simultaneously leach out ascorbic acid and reducing sugars, the most important precursors of furan and acrylamide generation in thermally treated starchy foods. A central composite design was implemented to optimize the temperature-time blanching conditions under which furan, acrylamide and oil content in potato chips were minimized. The optimum blanching conditions were 64 °C and 17 min in which significant reductions of furan, acrylamide and oil content (91%, 54% and 19% respectively) were reached.