Acrylamide is a chemical that is the result of the reaction when food is heated. The odorless chemical is associated with negative health effects. Acrylamide is found in many foods, and coffee also contains it. It can also be found in occupational settings. High-level exposure in these settings has neurotoxic effects on humans.
There are no significant differences in the level of this chemical in coffee species. However, types of coffee such as brewed coffee, instant coffee, and coffee substitutes have different levels of acrylamide.
This infographic answers the question to whether acrylamide in coffee should be a concern to us or not.
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