Dabur Anmol Gold Coconut oil is a brand of edible oil used to cook food or used for cosmetic purposes.
The product claims to contain pure coconut oil which is great but it also contains an antioxidant IN 319 which is a chemical also known as TBHQ (tert-Butylhydroquinone) used to prevent rancidity.
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 is getting a lower rating from us as it contains the controversial additive IN 319. TBHQ in high doses or in people/animals sensitive to it may be a cause of nausea, dizziness or even liver damage according to some studies. More about this and sources of toxicity information.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The whole world has started appreciating the goodness of coconut oil for cooking. It’s a great food, full of the goodness of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and a whole host of other health benefits. We urge the brand to replace IN 319 with a safer additive. We are forced to give this product a lower wholesomeness rating because of the use of IN 319.
Ingredients of concern in Dabur Anmol Gold
Antioxidant INS 319
BHQ (TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE) is used as an antioxidant in fats and oils like vegetable oil, snack foods, cereals, other fat-containing foods.
It prevents rancidity and is sometimes used along with similar preservatives, including BHA, BHT, and propyl gallate, with which it has a synergistic effect. A benefit of TBHQ over other preservatives is that it does not cause discoloration in the presence of iron.
Toxic effects of TBHQ on humans and rats
There are reports of visual disturbances in humans exposed to this chemical.Mild to moderate exposure may cause Nausea,vomiting, headache, dizziness, delirium, tinnitus,green or brownish urine, elevated liver enzymes,muscle twitching, and dyspnea.
Severe toxicity in humans may cause seizures, metabolic acidosis, cyanosis, methemoglobinemia, albuminuria, hematuria, liver damage, marked cachexia, respiratory failure, coma, and cardiovascular collapse.
Studies on animals
t-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) produced no teratogenic effects in pregnant rats fed with it in the diet. Rats fed TBHQ in the diet caused liver enlargement.
Acute neurotoxic effects of animals exposed to TBHQ included the following: convulsions, and medullary paralysis. Toxicology and carcinogenicity studies were conducted in rats and mice. Mice were exposed to t-butyl hydroquinone in feed for 2 years.
In a government study which used a better design than other similar studies, TBHQ increased the incidence of tumors in rats.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
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