By Debra from Hampton
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I always post this when I see people reusing cans for food items. Please read it and learn or even research more about the dangers of BPA.
Please please don't re-use empty cans for any reason. Nearly all cans nowadays have a toxic plastic material called Bisphenol A (BPA) inside them to keep the metal can from affecting the taste of the food. Unfortunately the BPA is the same as has been used to make baby bottles and many other hard plastic water bottles that have recently been recalled at Wal-Mart and other stores.
BPA has been linked to breast cancer and early puberty in women and when they tested very low doses on mice and rats they found the same plus diabetes, enlarged prostate and prostate cells prone to cancerous changes among the many health problems it can cause. The food that is in these cans is also contaminated by the BPA. Google BPA or check out Wikipedia's BPA page and it will make you not want to eat anything in cans anymore, period.
Of course the chemical companies all say that the fears are unjustified just because a few rats and mice get sick doesn't mean anything. Sound like Big Tobacco some 20-30 years ago, huh? When the can is heated by cooking anything in it, it could release up to 50 times more BPA than normally released into the area inside the can. This means you are upping your chances for BPA poisoning big time.
Please what size of coffee can asap! I cut 1 down 2 fit in crock pot but won't use till SOMEBODY answers please!
do you just use a metal coffee can in a regular crockpot?? i have seen recipes for this kind of stuff but am afraid to put that in my pot.
I am assuming you made a mistake here? It calls for 1 cup walnuts and then again 1 cup walnuts. This does not hurt your crockpot? Have you tried it yourself?
Editor's Note: It was a mistake, we removed the extra cup of walnuts.
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