MTR Dosa Breakfast Mixes is an instant breakfast batter mix from MTR Foods.
While reviewing this product we note that it is a mix of lentil and grain flours with ingredients like Black gram dal, Rice and Maida.
Although this product does not contain a lot of vegetable oil, it does not mention exactly which vegetable oil is used. Some vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
MTR Dosa Mix is high on salt at 150 mg per 20 gm amount. Excessive 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 palmolein oil, the safety rating would be 2 points higher.
In addition, this food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used in it. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
MTR Dosa mix is nutritious with ingredients like Black gram , but the product does not mention exactly which edible vegetable oil was used in the process which is depriving the consumer of the right to know what he is eating.
Ingredients in MTR Dosa Mix which are a concern:
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.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
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 MTR Dosa Mix which are not a concern
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