Haldiram’s Bhujia Sev is a namkeen that is sold in India and abroad.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This snack is deep-fried in vegetable oil at high temperature. Vegetable oils are rich in PUFA, which gets oxidised at high temperatures to become a source of considerable toxicity. Oxidised PUFA is thought to lead to a host of lifestyle diseases, including cancer.
Foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This snack contains spices, chick peas and vegetable oil. On the whole, somewhat wholesome. However, due to the potential for oxidised PUFA induced toxicity, we would not see it as wholesome food.
We recommend that this be eaten in very small portions or not at all; as a part of an otherwise wholesome diet.
Ingredients of concern in Haldiram’s Bhujia Sev
Edible Vegetable Oil
Being a deep fried snack, oxidised PUFA from vegetable oil is a toxic risk factor in this food product.
In addition, the label on 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. 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.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Tapary Beans Flour (Moth)
- Chick Peas Flour
- Red Chilli Powder
- Clove Powder
- Black Pepper
- Dried Ginger Powder
- Bay Leaves
- Tree nut
- Sesame Seeds
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