Kinetic modelling of acrylamide formation during the frying of potato chips

Knight, Matthew, McWilliam, Simon, Peck, Sarah, Koutsidis, Georgios, Chope, Gemma, Puddephat, Ian and Wedzicha, Bronislaw (2021) Kinetic modelling of acrylamide formation during the frying of potato chips. Food Chemistry, 352. p. 129305. ISSN 0308-8146

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The effect of potato tuber composition, frying time and temperature on acrylamide formation in potato chips was investigated and a mathematical model of the kinetics of acrylamide formation is provided. Moisture-temperature–time profiles were obtained for potato slices during frying to enable the determination of the ‘effective’ reaction time by identifying the critical moisture content (6% dwb) for acrylamide formation to commence and using dehydration curves to calculate subsequent frying time to finished product moisture content. The chemical kinetic model conformed to the following rate equation over a one hundred-fold range of acrylamide concentrations: [Formula presented]=k1glucoseasn+k6[fructose][Formula presented] where [TAA] represents total amino acid concentration. The timescale of the frying process meant that the chemical reactions were all in their initial rate phase. Kinetic parameters confirm that the fructose-dependent reaction (caramelization) contributes twice as much acrylamide as the reaction of glucose (Maillard reaction).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acrylamide, Infusion blanching, Kinetic modelling, Potato chips, Potato crisps
Subjects: D600 Food and Beverage studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 03:33

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