Diamond pudina puff

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Yellow Diamond Pudina Puff is made of corn grits and rice grits which are deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil.

In India fried starchy snacks such as these are eaten in large quantities by kids and adults alike which could lead to childhood obesity in kids and lifestyle diseases amongst kids and adults alike.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

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

The product is deep fried in an unspecified vegetable oil and so is likely to have oxidized PUFA, which has been linked to lifestyle disease and cancer. In addition, people tend to eat these foods in large quantity, creating a problem from high sugar and salt content, which is linked to high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

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

The product contains starchy corn grits and rice grits and is fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess 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.

Ingredients of concern in Yellow Diamond Pudina Puff

Edible Vegetable Oil

This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess 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

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

The Manufacturer states that the product contains 11 gms of added sugar and 3.7 gms of natural sugar per 100 ml, this is unacceptable as 1 glass of juice which is 250 ml would translate into a total of 36.75 gms of sugar whereas the WHO has set the permitted sugar intake a day to 25 gms a day. One single glass exceeds your sugar allowance from ALL sources!

This is really bad for diabetics and heart patients and anyone who wants to stay healthy should definitely stay far away from this product.

Added Flavours

We believe that it is irresponsible for a brand to not write the chemical names and quantities of added flavoring substances or colors. In this case, the brand fails to mention the names or quantities of the flavors added.

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

  • Corn Grit
  • Rice Grit
  • Spices & Condiments: Amchur, Red Chilli, Coriander Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
  • Pudina Powder  (0.4%)
  • Citric Acid (E330)

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