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4-MeI—a potential carcinogen

May 14, 2014 - 0 comments

4-MeI—a potential carcinogen. This chemical has been shown to cause cancer in mice, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, says that it may cause cancer in people as well.
Caramel color is often used to give syrups their amber hue, and some types can contain 4-MeI
This also goes for some drinks!

Brand (manufacturer)                                            Average amount of 4-Mel in ¼ cup (micrograms)

Hungry Jack Original (J.M. Smucker) ------------------------------------38.0

Aunt Jemima Lite (Quaker Oats) ----------------------------------------33.0

Aunt Jemima Original (Quaker Oats)------------------------------------30.1  

Mrs. Butterworth’s Original (Pinnacle Foods)---------------------------21.0  

Log Cabin Original (Pinnacle Foods)-------------------------------------11.5  

Maple Grove Farms 100% Pure Maple Syrup (B&G Foods)--------------0.7  

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