Diamond Wheels Tom Chi ketchup flavour from Prataap snacks is popular among kids. The product has nothing much going for it in terms of wholesomeness as its made of spicy tomato flavoured starchy potatoes deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Deep fried snacks such as these are high in starch, oxidized PUFA from heated vegetable oils and salt which are a deadly trio. This not a good combination for kids or adults as this is a gateway to lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains a starchy base of potatoes which is deep fried in an unspecified vegetable oil. This product must not be used as a meal replacement and we believe that it does not belong in a healthy, balanced meal plan, except in very small quantities.
Ingredients in Diamond Tom Chi which are a concern:
Edible Oil 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ingredients which are not a concern:
- Handpicked Potatoes
- Tomato Powder (3.32%)
- Red Chilli Powder (0.44%)
- Acidity Regulator (INS 330)
- Spices & Condiments
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