Starchy foods should only be cooked until golden yellow to cut the risk of ingesting dangerous acrylamide, experts have recently stated, according to a new research.

Eating certain foods that have been cooked at high temperatures could be linked to cancer.

These include:

  • Chips
  • Toast
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Crisps
  • Breakfast Cereals (except porridge)
  • Coffee
  • Cooked Pizza bases
  • Black Olives
  • Cereal-based baby foods
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Turnip
  • Swede
  • Parsnips

When these foods are cooked at high temperatures, above 120 degrees Celsius, a chemical compound forms, called acrylamide.

Studies on MICE have shown that high levels of this compound can cause neurological damage and cancer.