Aashirvaad pav bhaji is basically mashed fresh vegetables cooked in fat and lightly spiced.
Ready to eat meals like these contain high amount of salt. This product contains 0.48 gm salt per 100 gm pack ( source – http://oradeals.com/grocery/ready-to-eat/instant-mix/aashirvaad-ready-meals-pav-bhaji-285g.html ).
It also contains an unspecified vegetable oil in it, most vegetable oils contain high amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. 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.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The salt content is generally high in ready to eat meals and we would not recommend them for those with kidney disease.
The vegetable oil in this product is not specified and we caution against excessive consumption of Omega 6 rich vegetable oils.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 6 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Aashirvaad pav bhaji contains healthy vegetables and milk cream. It is not a meal replacement and is acceptable as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal with sufficient protein.
Ingredients of concern in Aashirvaad Pav bhaji
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Potatoes (28.7%)
- Tomatoes (27.5%)
- Capsicum (14.3%)
- Green Peas (7.1%)
- Butter (5.7%)
- Milk Cream
- Onion (2.8%)
- Spices & Condiments
- Mango powder
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