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#1 Old 06-03-2020, 09:44 AM
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Cancer-Causing Substances in Curry Powder??

I went to the local Asian grocer a little while ago, and when I picked up a jar of curry powder, there was a notice printed on the lid or somewhere around it saying that there were chemicals inside that, with high enough digestion, could lead to cancer.

Should I be concerned? Is there a specific amount of this curry powder to keep in mind when cooking recipes that have curry in it? As in, an amount of the powder I shouldn't go over?

It didn't specifically say what was inside that could cause cancer.
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I went to the local Asian grocer a little while ago, and when I picked up a jar of curry powder, there was a notice printed on the lid or somewhere around it saying that there were chemicals inside that, with high enough digestion, could lead to cancer.

Should I be concerned? Is there a specific amount of this curry powder to keep in mind when cooking recipes that have curry in it? As in, an amount of the powder I shouldn't go over?

It didn't specifically say what was inside that could cause cancer.

Could you post a photo of the label?
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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It might be the turmeric, since a study found that 7 of 9 samples of turmeric in India had been adulterated with lead (Pb on the periodic table, also called plumbum) in order to make the yellow color more vibrant. If you are rich, you could send it to a lab and have them analyze it in the parts-per-billion range. The parts-per-million range isn't good enough for ingestibles, so you can't send it to Tamara Rubin of Lead Safe Mama and have her use her Niton XRF machine on it, because it's rare for ingestibles to be in the ppm range for lead.
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Please provide link to this study.

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...13935119305195

Oops, it was Bangladesh, not India. But who knows; maybe in India it is the same situation; I don't know.
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Actually, I know remember reading on the Lead Safe Mama website that lead isn't a carcinogen, but it is a neurotoxin.
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LOL, I think he meant he wants you to post a pic of the ingredients list:

"Spice blends were found to be in use almost 4000 years ago, with key ingredients like ginger, garlic, and turmeric, during the days of Indus Valley Civilization.[1]
Curry powder and the contemporary English use of the word "curry" are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific food from the Indian subcontinent, though a similar mixture of spices used in the Northern regions of the Indian subcontinent is called garam masala."

-Wikipedia article "Curry powder"
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