Aproko Doctor reveals that Suya is carcinogenic.
A Nigerian physician who uses the handle “Aproko Doctor” on Twitter asserts that one of Nigeria’s most popular and delicious foods, suya, is carcinogenic.
The physician says that the procedure and the equipment used to produce the snack are both unhygienic and hazardous to one’s health as the meat is being roasted.
He used difficult medical terms to describe the process of how and why the damages arise.
Additionally, he offered advice on various methods of meat preparation.
He tweeted; “I know you think I’m here to remove the last piece of joy in your life but there is no easy way to do this. Suya can give you cancer.
“When you burn meat over open flames, it creates chemicals known as polycyclic, aromatic, hydrocarbons or heterocyclic imines. These particular compounds may get activated by certain enzymes in your body that ends up damaging your DNA. Damage to this DNA- cancer.
“Remove the burnt side of the meat because they are exposed. They contain higher concentration of these compounds. Eat smaller portions of grilled meat.”