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What does N stand for?

N stands for Asparagine (amino acid)

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High-potassium foods include bananas, cantaloupe, mangoes, spinach, tomatoes and nuts, but asparagus also contains an amino acid called asparagine that acts as a diuretic to flush excess liquid out of your system, says Dr Marilyn Glenville, leading nutritionist in women's health, www.
Various methodologies have already been developed, including baking and frying at lower temperatures (below 120 degrees Celsius) and reducing the levels of sugar and asparagine in foods susceptible to acrylamide formation.
United Nations food health experts have concluded that acrylamide is potentially carcinogenic and genotoxic, and as a result, the EU food industry has developed voluntary 'toolbox' guidelines preventing the formation of acrylamide, which usually results in baked and fried foods via the reaction of asparagine and reducing sugars at temperatures higher than 120C.