The barbecue season is upon us once again – and there is no healthier or more convenient way to cook outdoors than to use aluminium trays or foil on the grill.
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend towards barbecuing and grilling, especially in Nordic countries where the outdoor enjoyment of quality food and meat is strong.
New research shows that grilling on aluminium trays or foil is a healthier option than cooking directly on the fire as it decreases the cooking mutagens that can cause cancer.
The Danish engineering newspaper Ingeniøren quotes Mona-Lise Binderup, senior researcher at the National Food Institute, Department of Toxicology and Risk Assessment as saying: “It is a good idea to use aluminium foil under the meat, or even wrap it in aluminium foil, thereby avoiding fat dripping onto the coals and igniting. This will reduce the risk of formation of harmful substances in food.”
Another article on reducing the risks of grilling featured on the Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries website also recommends using a drip tray or wrapping food in foil.
The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the annual sponsor of the World Grill and Barbecue Championship, which last year was held in Germany. Aluminium trays, containers and foil were an essential part of the creative barbecuing and practical preparation of the various dishes, and were also used for serving as well.
Plus Pack’s Marketing Manager Camilla Haustrup Hermansen said: “By following the advice of the professionals, the upcoming barbecue and grill season ought to be both healthier and more convenient. Enjoy!”