Did you know that Pringles, one of the most popular chips worldwide is full of carcinogens? It is not even made from potatoes but actually, these salty snacks and other stackable chips are a product of rice wheat, corn and potato flakes mixed to form a sort of dough. The final mixture is then pressed onto all kinds of molds.
The process continues with putting the pieces in boiling oil, and then they are blown dry. At the end, they just spray them with powered flavors, and pack them into cans.
One of the most dangerous ingredients in these popular chips, Acryl amide, is not intentionally added but rather is a by-product of the processing. This is a dangerous carcinogenic substance which is also well known to cause cancer in animals. In these chips are also found certain doses of acclaimed, far more than allowed, which are toxic to the nervous system in humans and animals.
The truth is that this chemical is created in the process of preparing food at high temperatures, no matter if we talk about baked or roasted, including potato chips. When the food is heated enough to produce a fairly dry and brown/yellow surface, this chemical is formed.
So, it is a general rule that all foods that are processed or cooked at temperatures above 100 C degrees may contain acrylamide.
So, it is a fact that potato chips are notoriously high in this dangerous chemical. So high, in fact, that in 2005 the state of California actually sued makers of potato chips for failing to warn California consumers about the health risks of acrylamide in their products.