Acrylamide in Algarrobine and the Recommendation of Daily Intake in the Population of Piura-Peru
Alfredo Lázaro Ludeña Gutiérrez1 , Deyvi David Cunguia Piedra2 and Ángel Alfredo Ludeña Escalante3
Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research
Objective: Quantify the recommended daily intake of algarrobine with acrylamide in the population of Piura-Peru. Methods: The raw material carob (Prosopis pallida), was cut, in a proportion 1 kg of locust bean chopped with 4 liters of water (1: 4), placed in a pot type perol on direct fire, after extracting the sugars from the carob, it is filtered, to then concentrate the sugars at a temperature of 103 to 105ºC. Samples of different soluble solids were analyzed in the algarrobin. To quantify acrylamide was performed by ion chromatography and mass spectrophotometry (LC-MS). To determine the amount of acrylamide consumption in the algarrobine, the per capita consumption of algarrobine (surveys) was determined. Results: One kilogram of carob was obtained 171.4 ml of algarrobin, with a density of 1.4 g / ml, a pH: 4.796, 4.26, 5.02 and 5.27 respectively, with a content of soluble solids of 77.07, 81.3, 74.98 and 82.6% respectively and a per-capita consumption of algarrobin of 0.17 lt / year / person. The content of acrylamide in the algarrobin was different in each sample: 303, 250, 83, 25 ug / kg respectively. Conclusions: The lower the presence of acrylamide in algarrobine, the greater the consumption of algarrobine.