Cornitos Nacho Crisps: Peri Peri

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Summary feedback:

Cornitos Nacho Crisps Peri Peri by Greendot Health Foods Ltd is a popular snack.

Snacks like these are often eaten in large quantities in India and can be problematic because they then end up delivering a large dose of salt, simple starches and fats.

The salt content in this snack is 188 mg per serving of 28 gm and high salt consumption is not recommended for people at risk of high blood pressure and heart ailments.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

The salt content was on the higher side at 188 mg per serving of 28 gm and the product is cooked in corn oil.

Snacks like these tend to be consumed in high quantities and so the quantity of salt and possibly oxidised PUFA from heated corn oil will be high as well.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

This food has low macronutrient and  micronutrient diversity. We recommend that it be eaten in very small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious diet; and that too only by healthy people.

The vegetable oil used contains Omega 6 rich oil which could also cause dietary balance problems in people with very low Omega-3 in their diets.

Ingredients of concern in Cornitos Nacho Chip-Peri Peri

Edible vegetable Oil

Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Heated  polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.

Salt

The product contains 188 mg per 28 gm of the product. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.

Sugar

This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose.  We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Corn (70%)
  • Corn starch
  • Spices & Herbs: chilli (12%) black pepper, red bell pepper, oregano
  • Lime juice powder
  • Garlic powder,
  • Soya sauce powder,
  • Acidty regulator: citric acid (INS330)

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