Haldiram’s Dry Fruit Mix

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Summary feedback

This product is a mix of deep fried Chickpea flour, potatoes, moong dal lentils, with a host of various raisins and nuts seasoned with an array of spices.

The foodnetindia rating for this product: –

foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

This product is rated a 4 because it is a deep fried product and uses an unspecified vegetable oil. Most vegetable oils are rich in PUFAs which are easily oxidized at high temperatures and become toxic. Oxidized PUFA can cause systemic inflammation that causes various lifestyle diseases and may be a cause of cancer.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

The product contains a fairly wholesome mix of moong dal lentils, chick pea flour, potatoes, raisins and nuts. However, consuming it in large portions and on an everyday basis is not advised as it is a product deep fried in vegetable oil. Oxidized PUFA can lead to lifestyle diseases.

Ingredients of Concern in Haldiram’s Dry Fruit Mix:

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

This snack 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.

Ingredients in it which are not a concern:

  • Moong Lentils (27%)
  • Almonds (12%)
  • Cashew (8%)
  • Raisins (6%)
  • Potato(6%)
  • Chick Peas Flour
  • Cucumber Seed
  • Spinach
  • Red Chilli
  • Black Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dry Mango Powder
  • Dried Ginger Powder
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cove
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Bay Leaves
  • Acidity Regulator & Antioxidant (E 330)
  • Asafoetida

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