Holiday Dinner Menu
showing the natural carcinogens that are present
 
Appetizers
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
hydrazines
CARROTS
aniline, caffeic acid
CHERRY TOMATOES
benzaldehyde, caffeic acid, hydrogen peroxide, quercetin glycosides
CELERY
caffeic acid, furan derivatives, psoralens
Assorted Nuts
MIXED ROASTED NUTS
aflatoxin, furfural
Green Salad
TOSSED LETTUCE AND ARUGULA WITH BASIL-MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE
allyl isothiocyanate, caffeic acid, estragole, methyl eugenol
Entrees
ROAST TURKEY
heterocyclic amines
BREAD STUFFING (WITH ONIONS, CELERY, BLACK PEPPER & MUSHROOMS)
acetaldehyde, ethyl alcohol, benzo(a)pyrene, ethyl carbamate, furan derivatives, furfural, hydrazines, d-limonene, psoralens, quercetin glycosides, safrole
CRANBERRY SAUCE
furan derivatives
OR
PRIME RIB OF BEEF WITH PARSLEY SAUCE
benzene, heterocyclic amines, psoralens
Vegetables
BROCCOLI SPEARS
allyl isothiocyanate
BAKED POTATO
ethyl alcohol, caffeic acid
SWEET POTATO
ethyl alcohol, furfural
Bread
BOLLS WITH BUTTER
acetaldehyde, benzene, ethyl alcohol, benzo(a)pyrene, ethyl carbamate, furan derivatives, furfural
Desserts
PUMPKIN PIE
benzo(a)pyrene, coumarin, methyl eugenol, safrole
APPLE PIE
acetaldehyde, caffeic acid, coumarin, estragole, ethyl alcohol, methyl eugenol, quercetin glycosides, safrole
Fruit Tray
FRESH APPLES, GRAPES, MANGOS, PEARS, PINEAPPLE
acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde, caffeic acid, d-limonene, estragole, ethyl acrylate, quercetin glycosides
Beverages
RED WINE
ethyl alcohol, ethyl carbamate
COFFEE
benzo(a)pyrene, benzaldehyde, benzene, benzofuran, caffeic acid, catechol, 1,2,5,6- dibenz(a)anthracene, ethyl benzene, furan, furfural, hydrogen peroxide, hydroquinone, d-limonene, 4-methyicatechol
TEA
benzo(a)pyrene, quercetin glycosides
JAMINE TEA
benzyl acetate
 
NATURALLY OCCURRING MUTAGENS AND CARCINOGENS
FOUND IN FOODS AND BEVERAGES

ACETALDEHYDE (apples, bread, coffee, tomatoes)-mutagen and potent rodent carcinogen
AFLATOXIN (nuts)-mutagen and potent rodent carcinogen; also a human carcinogen
ALLYL ISOTHIOCYANATE (arugula, broccoli, mustard)-mutagen and rodent carcinogen
ANILINE (carrots)-rodent carcinogen
BENZALDEHYDE (apples, coffee, tomatoes)-rodent carcinogen
BENZENE (butter, coffee, roost beef-rodent carcinogen
BENZO(A)PYRENE (bread, coffee, pumpkin pie, rolls, tea)-mutagen and rodent carcinogen
BENZOFURAN (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
BENZYL ACETATE jasmine tea)-rodent carcinogen
CAFFEIC ACID (apples, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, coffee, grapes, lettuce, mangos, pears, potatoes)-rodent carcinogen
CATECHOL (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
COUMARIN (cinnamon in pies)-rodent carcinogen
1,2,5,6-DIBENZ(A)ANTHRACENE (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
ESTRAGOLE (apples, basil)-rodent carcinogen
ETHYL ALCOHOL (bread, red wine, rolls)-rodent and human carcinogen
ETHYL ACRYLATE (pineapple)-rodent carcinogen
ETHYL BENZENE (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
ETHYL CARBAMATE (bread, rolls, red wine)-mutagen and rodent carcinogen
FURAN AND FURAN DERIVATIVES (bread, onions, celery, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, coffee)-many are mutagens
FURFURAL (bread, coffee, nuts, rolls, sweet potatoes)-furan derivative and rodent carcinogen
HETEROCYCLIC AMINES (roast beef, turkey)-mutagens and rodent carcinogens
HYDRAZINES (mushrooms)-mutagens and rodent carcinogens
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (coffee, tomatoes)-mutagen and rodent carcinogen
HYDROQUINONE (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
D-LIMONENE (black pepper, mangos)-rodent carcinogen
4-METHYLCATECHOL (coffee)-rodent carcinogen
METHYL EUGENOL (basil, cinnamon and nutmeg in apple and pumpkin pies)-rodent carcinogen
PSORALENS (celery, parsley)-mutagens, rodent and human carcinogens
QUERCETIN GLYCOSIDES (apples, onions, tea, tomatoes)-mutagens and rodent carcinogens
SAFROLE (nutmeg in apple and pumpkin pies, black pepper)-rodent carcinogen

                                                                                            Courtesy American Council on Science and Health, NY