Top Ramen Masala Noodles

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Summary feedback:

Top Ramen Masala Noodles is a popular instant noodles brand eaten in large quantities in India by kids and adults alike.

This product is a high is made of simple carb food. s Wand has a high fat content of 14.17 gm per 75 gm pack, when eaten on a daily basis and in high amounts, simple carbohydrates this could cause obesity and lifestyle diseases for kids and adults.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

We are forced to reduce its rating due to the large quantities and unsafe manner in which people consume it. In India, instant noodles are widely used as a meal replacement without added vegetables and protein. This makes it unsafe due to the lack of balance and nutrition, becoming a possible cause for lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

The product could be a grain replacement in a meal and little else. Its wholesomeness and nutrition would be comparable to any grain and therefore while acceptable as a part of a nutritious meal, it does not constitute a wholesome meal by itself.

Ingredients of concern in Top Ramen Masala Noodles

Noodles:

Taste Mix:

Noodles

Salt

Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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.

Added flavours (Nature & Nature identical)

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!

Taste Mix

Sugar

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.

Salt

Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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.

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

Noodles:

  • Wheat Flour
  • Edible Vegetable Oil; Palm
  • Spice Mix; Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Chilli
  • Acidity Regulator; IN 451(i), IN 500(i)
  • Antioxidant; IN 319

Taste Mix:

  • Spice Mix; Onion, Coriander, Turmeric, Cumin, Garlic, Ginger, Chilli, Black Pepper, Clove, Fenugreek, Green Cardamom, Nutmeg
  • Noodle Powder; Wheat Flour, Edible Vegetable Oil (palm), Iodised Salt
  • Spice Mix; Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Chilli, Acidity Regulator [IN 451(i), IN 500(i)], Antioxidant (IN 319)
  • Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Soya)
  • Flavour Enhancers; IN 627, IN 631
  • Acidity Regulator; IN 330

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