Acrylamide content in tortilla chips prepared from pigmented maize kernels
Arámbula Villa, Gerónimo
Luna Bárcenas, J.Gabriel
Veles Medina, José Juan
Azuara Nieto, Ebner
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Maize is one of the most cultivated cereals in the world. Furthermore, its products, made of nixtamalized corn flours like tortilla chips are consumed worldwide. Thus, the presence of acrylamide, a potential carcinogen formed during frying of tortilla products, is a great concern due to its possible health e_ects. Given that pigmented maize contains many secondary metabolites, such as phenolic compounds which might have an influence on the acrylamide content, the aim of this study was to evaluate the acrylamide formation in tortilla chips prepared from white (commercial) and di_erent pigmented (black, red, purple and yellow) nixtamalized flours. Acrylamide content of tortilla chips was correlated with the physicochemical properties of the flours. The results showed that acrylamide content in tortilla samples fried 30 s was mainly a_ected by the fat (r=0.82), anthocyanin (r=-0.51) and total phenolic concentration (r=0.42) in flour (p<0.05). Furthermore, lower levels of acrylamide were found in tortilla chips prepared from red and black maize in comparison with purple, yellow and the commercial one. These results suggest that the selection of maize genotypes rich in anthocyanins as well as lower levels of fat and phenolic compounds could reduce acrylamide formation in tortilla chips and other tortilla-based foods thermally processed.
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