A healthy outlook for the barbecue season: aluminium foil and trays offer protection against carcinogenic substances
AMS Europe - 12.05.2020
A balmy summer’s evening, chilled drinks, mouth-watering aromas, delicious culinary treats. The invitations to the BBQ party are out, and everyone’s licking their chops in anticipation. To make sure that the big sizzle over the hot coals will be a hot and tasty experience for their guests, hobby and professional BBQ aficionados often reach out for aluminium foil or trays. Since opinions are frequently divided about the use of the metal in cooking, some BBQ parties can be the scene of heated debate. Is grilling with aluminium utensils a health risk? Or does grilling on aluminium trays or foil have a protective effect, ensuring that fat doesn’t drip into the hot coals, where it can burn and release carcinogenic substances into the food?