Does charring veggies on the grill give it the same level of carcinogens that grilled meat has?



  1. 0 Votes

    No luckily they do not. Those carcinogens are meat specific and are called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). They only show up when meat is very charred. The best bet is to cook the meat and vegetables over indirect heat, a coal free area.

  2. 0 Votes

    You should only lightly grill vegetables. While vegetables do not produce HCAs, they do produce PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) when charred.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!