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Uttam Upahar Mix Dosa Flour is an instant breakfast dosa flour.
While reviewing this product we note that it is a mix of lentil and grain flours with ingredients like Udad dal and Rice flour.
Packaged convenience foods like these generally have a high amount of salt and a high salt intake can result in problems for sufferers of hypertension and kidney disease.
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 safe by itself, but as it is not a ready to eat product and requires cooking, for a safety rating we must consider the additions that people make to cook it.
Dosas are pan fried in oil and most people use vegetable oils for frying. Vegetable oils are very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, subject to easy oxidation at high temperatures. Oxidised PUFA is toxic and can cause a range of lifestyle diseases including cancer.
However, if this product is fried in fats that are low in PUFA, for example coconut oil, desi ghee or palm kernel oil, the safety rating would be 2 points higher.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Uttam upahar Dosa mix is nutritious with ingredients like Udad dal flour but one needs to be cautious of the amount of added salt in the product and also use a safe and healthy oil medium for frying this product.
Ingredients in Uttam Upahar Dosa Mix Flour which are a concern:

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.
Ingredients present in Uttam Upahar Dosa Mix Flour which are not a concern

  • Rice Flour
  • Udad dal Flour
  • Raising Agent-Sodium Bicarbonate IN 500(ii)
  • Citric Acid-IN 330

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