Kurkure Bikaneri Bhujia has a unique taste which is loved by kids and adults alike. It is comprised of moth dal flour and gram dal flour, deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil.
Why a popular brand in India like Kurkure does not specify the exact vegetable oil used is beyond comprehension, the consumers have a right to know what they are eating.
The high vegetable fat content of 50 gm in 100 gm of the product is a real worry as kids love to snack on these kind of products.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product has high fat content of 50 gm per 100 gm serving pack and is from an unspecified vegetable oil. Oxidized PUFA from heated vegetable oils can be toxic and lead to lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product has wholesome besan or bengal gram flour and moth ball flour. However, 50% of it by weight is an unspecified vegetable oil. Vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. The product does not specify which vegetable oil has been used which raises questions as to why the information is concealed from people.
Ingredients of concern in Kurkure Bikaneri Bhujia
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.
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.
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:
- Moth Dal Flour (44%)
- Spices & Condiments: Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Clove Powder, Black Pepper Seeds and Powder,
- Coriander Seeds and Powder, Ajwain Seeds and Powder, Fennel Seeds and Powder
- Coriander powder
- Dried garlic powder
- Milk solids
- Dried ginger powder
- Black pepper
- Acidity regulator & Antioxidant (E 330)
- Bay leaves
- Mint leaves
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