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Story of Coffee

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 12:30:09 am »

Instant coffee is dried and dehydrated through freezing leaving behind soluble granules containing the compounds of brewed coffee.  Hence, unlike regular coffee, you simply add water to instant coffee.  Supposedly the flavor is milder than regular coffee.  A carefully brewed regular coffee is said to have a stronger, sweeter flavor.  But unless one is a coffee connoisseur (or let’s say a coffee addict, lol), such a difference is negligible.  Rather, a normal coffee drinker would prefer instant coffee.   Regular coffee is generally used in coffee making machines (also referred to as “filtered” coffee).  The difference between the two is only in regard to antioxidants which isn’t an important issue.  As far as I know, instant coffee is higher in antioxidants.  But then again, we can get antioxidants from fruits and veggies too.  So no need to get hung up on that.  The real problem is the presence of acrylamide that comes from roasting.

Difference in terms of health n safety?   Again, unfortunately very little Sad  In fact, instant coffee which is far more commonly purchased by households contains greater quantity of acrylamide. Studies show level of acrylamide in instant coffee approximately 358 microg/kg  and in roasted coffee 179 microg/kg.   Yet it leads us nowhere. 

The only conclusion we can arrive at :  Workplace exposure to large amounts of acrylamide can cause nerve damage.  It can cause cancer in animals in very high doses.  But they are still not sure how little or how much is safe for human consumption on a daily basis.  .  But even if those guys touted a “safe” amount, it would basically be a presumption which could be retracted any time in future.  Accurate facts on such issues are only known to Allah Almighty alone, none else.
Studies in animals have quite consistently shown that acrylamide causes cancer when eaten.  But the doses given to animals have been 1000–100,000 times larger than the amounts humans are exposed to through diet (cruel for the poor animals, isn’t it?).  Moreover, it has also been observed that the chemical process (metabolism) of this substance within the human body differs compared to animals.  Metabolism may also differ from person to person in humans.   But there isn’t sufficient research to confirm the precise safety level of acrylamide for humans through food nor its exact safety status.   Studies conducted have been few and their results inconsistent.

Thus the coffee-panic because latte lovers have at least 4 or 5 cups daily.   In my opinion, on the safer side, they better cut it down to two cups .. be it instant coffee or regular.   Or simply switch to tea.

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