- A new campaign in the UK is warning of cancer risks linked to overcooked starchy foods
- Frying, baking and roasting foods to a golden color is advised
(CNN)The Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign Monday to warn about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures.
- Aim for a yellow or golden brown color when frying, roasting or baking food.
- Follow cooking instructions on food packages to avoid overcooking.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Avoid keeping potatoes in the fridge before cooking them, as this can further increase acrylamide levels.