Air fryer is a modern cooking tool that can be used to fry various types of food rotaryana, such as chicken, potatoes, vegetables, and various frozen foods. The commercial air Fryer tool is considered to provide a healthier solution for processing fried foods. Is that right?
The air fryer works with a hot air circulation system in the device that can reach 200 degrees Celsius. Frying food with an air fryer only requires a little oil (about 1 tablespoon) or not at all, depending on the type of food. In addition, the oil in the food will be removed and filtered to the bottom of the container. Even though it doesn’t use oil, foods that are fried in an air fryer have a crisp texture, a soft inner layer, and a color similar to foods that are fried in an oil bath.
Here are the benefits that you can get from cooking food with an air fryer:
1. Reducing fat content in food
Frying in the conventional way usually requires about 3 cups or 750 ml of cooking oil, while the air fryer only requires 1 tablespoon or 15 ml of cooking oil (50 times less). From a study, it is known that potatoes that are fried using an air fryer have 70% lower fat content than potatoes that are fried in the normal way.
2. Helps to lose weight
Because it is low in fat, fried foods with air fryers are also low in calories. Therefore, cooking with this tool can help you lose weight, especially for people who are on a healthy diet.
3. Reducing the formation of harmful substances in food
When potatoes or other high carbohydrate foods are fried, a substance called acrylamide is formed which is suspected to be carcinogenic, which can trigger cancer. A study showed that the use of a air fryer can reduce acrylamide levels up to 90%.