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Diverging fates for cadmium and glyphosate during pasta cooking

 

Durum wheat cultivars with varying abilities to accumulate cadmium were grown and treated in the field with a glyphosate-containing herbicide at different stages of maturity to produce grain with higher and lower concentrations of cadmium (0.066-0.214mg/kg) and glyphosate (0.474-0.874mg/kg). The highest concentrations for both cadmium and glyphosate were associated with bran and shorts, although the percentage of total cadmium mass in bran (23-25%) was less than glyphosate (38%). 

The preparation of dried pasta from semolina and flour milling fractions reduced concentrations by a factor of 1.8 for glyphosate and 1.4 for cadmium. Dried pasta was cooked and analysed along with the cooking water for cadmium and glyphosate at seven-time points from 0 to 15min. Concentrations of glyphosate in cooked pasta decreased significantly with cooking time; no decrease was observed for cadmium concentrations. Analysis of cooking water demonstrated that glyphosate migrated from pasta to the cooking water. After 15min of cooking, approximately 73% of the total glyphosate mass had transferred from pasta to cooking water. Over the same time period, only 5% of the total cadmium mass had transferred from pasta to cooking water.

The research was conducted by Canadian researchers and published in Food Additives & Contaminants journal.

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