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Air Frying vs. Deep Frying

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What do these three words have in common? Fried Chicken, French Fries, and Fried Shrimp.

1. They're delicious.

2. They're deep fried.

People love fried food, but it's common knowledge that deep fried food contributes to type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and other serious health issues. However, despite the consequences, we crave the delicious crunch. 

A healthier alternative to deep-frying is cooking with an air fryer. 

Air fryers offer a many possibilities when it comes to making delicious fried food.

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By now, you must be thinking “This is way too good to be true, frying with little to no oil? How is this possible?” YES! This is possible! Air Fryers are designed with Rapid Air Technology, which is a fancy way of saying hot air circulates around a chamber cooking ingredients faster and more efficiently. According to an article on airfryerreviews.co, air fried food contained 80% less fat in comparison to food that was cooked using other traditional methods, such as deep frying.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that during the frying process, cooking oil is broken down into fatty acids and other unhealthy components,  affecting bad cholesterol levels, blood pressure and waist lines. So, how do we make the food we love healthier?

One Answer is Air Frying

Air fryers are capable of cooking food with just one tablespoon of oil. Below is a chart comparing the nutrition facts between 100 grams of air fried french fries and a small (75 grams) size of french fries from McDonald's.

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The nutrition facts above were obtained from myfitnesspal.com and fatsecret.com.

 

Other Benefits of Air Fryers 

Air fryers offer a quicker clean-up—no greasy mess, faster cook times and a safer automatic cooking capability. Air fryers are also cost efficient because of all-in-one cooking—bake, grill, and roast.

 

Sources :

http://www.air-n-water.com/article/how-you-will-benefit-from-an-air-fryer.htm

http://www.thefreshome.com/kitchen/air-fryer-vs-deep-fryer/

http://time.com/2907248/fried-food-linked-to-diabetes-and-heart-disease-with-an-asterisk/

https://homekitchenfryer.com/benefits-of-air-frying/

 


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