Haldiram’s snacks are popular.
Masala Kaju from Haldiram’s contains Cashew nuts with some spices, salt, and a little vegetable oil.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 8 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The salt content in this snack is high. However, that’s not a major concern as nuts are rarely eaten in very large quantities. The nuts, spices are safe and nutritious to boot. This gets a high rating from us.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 8 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This snack comprises mainly of Cashewnuts which is a super food as it is packed with vitamins, minerals, good fats and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining good bodily function. This food is wholesome and packed with goodness.
Ingredients of concern in Haldiram’s Masala Kaju
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.
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Cashew Nuts
- Red Chilli
- Black Pepper
- Rock Salt
- Black Salt
- Dried Ginger Powder
- Bay Leaves
- Dried Mango Powder
- Mint Leaves
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