Does air fryer cause cancer?
Regarding whether the air fryer can cause cancer:
Does air fryer cause cancer?
I can definitely answer you that air fryer has a chance of causing cancer.
But at the same time, we have to clarify the fact that the air fryer is only a heating tool. The real carcinogen is the heating method of frying and barbecuing.
1. How did the air fryer become popular?
Chicken wings, french fries, barbecue, roasted sweet potatoes, fried chicken rice crackers, etc. It has always been the favorite foods of young people, with full color and fragrance. Although all of us know that they are unhealthy foods, all of us feel great to eat them.
At the same time, concepts such as health preservation, health, and weight loss have quietly emerged, so cooking faces a problem: how to make delicious and healthy food.
After thinking about it, you don’t need to cook with fat and can heat with hot air. You can put in a small amount of oil, and you can also separate out the fat in the original food. In this way, the fat content is reduced, and the taste is similar to frying, so the air fryer popped up.
2. Why some people say that air fryer cause cancer?
Because the air fryer produces a chemical substance of acrylamide during the process of heating food, this substance has a chance of causing cancer, so there is a general saying that air fryer is carcinogenic.
Acrylamide is commonly found in heated foods. It can also be produced during frying, baking, grilling and other cooking processes. Heating time and heating temperature are two factors that affect the production.
In other words, as long as you still want to eat fried food, whether it is smoked barbecue or smokeless barbecue, whether it is oven cooking or air fryer cooking, whether it is traditional frying or iron pan frying, you will ingest this substance.
The conclusion can be drawn from the above: air fryer does produce carcinogens, but it is not because of the cooking tool - air fryer, all fried barbecue products will have this substance.
3. Can we still use an air fryer?
All toxic substances need to talk about the intake, such as cigarettes cause cancer, but if you only smoke one or two, this intake can be reduced to a very, very small chance; barbecue can also cause cancer, but we have been eating barbecue for so many years, and we are still alive!
About air fryer
The same is true for air fryer: As long as you don't eat fried food every day and keep it in the right amount, it's okay.
We must clarify a concept: it is not that air fryer is carcinogenic, but that fried and barbecued foods cause cancer.
So if you want to choose a cooking tool, the air fryer is indeed a good choice. The air fryer uses less oil than the oven and can force out the fat in the food. The fat content is lower. Compared to the oven, the air fryer is a healthier cooking tool.