After the inception of the Charcoal food trend in the last few years, most chefs seem to be extensively using activated charcoal in their menus these days. If you have seen black burger buns, appam or ice cream and wondered what it is, then let me tell you, it’s just your everyday food that is pigmented due to the addition of activated charcoal powder.
Activated charcoal is nothing but a by-product of burning wood, coconut shells or bamboos. Its when activates when the organic matter is exposed to a high temperature and in the process turns black in color. It is quite different from consuming burnt or charred food. So, you are safe. Activated charcoal is used as a coloring agent to give an extra edge to your regular meal. Its imparts an earthy, slightly smoky taste to your food. Having said that, even though it removes toxins from the body, having too much of it is not good for the body.more “Charcoal Foods Are Taking Over Bangalore”