Kurkure Chilli Chatka is made of rice meal, corn meal, gram meal spiced with various Indian spices and deep fried in an unspecified edible vegetable oil.
Why a popular brand in India like Kurkure does not specify the exact vegetable oil used is beyond our comprehension, the consumers have a right to know what they are eating.
In India fried snacks such as these are eaten in large quantities by kids and adults alike with no attention being paid to the food label. As a result, deep fried and/or sugar laden snack foods have become a major cause of lifestyle diseases, metabolic diseases and obesity.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This snack is deep-fried in an unspecified vegetable oil. Most vegetable oils are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Polyunsaturated fatty acids get oxidised when used for high heat cooking, like deep frying. Oxidised polyunsaturated fatty acids are toxic and have been linked to lifestyle diseases including cancer.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product has some healthy ingredients like Gram meal but it is primarily a starchy food deep fried in an unspecified vegetable oil. The product contains excess salt as well which is bad for the health of people who do not consume this in moderation. Ingredients of concern in Kurkure Chilli Chatka
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.
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Rice meal
- Corn meal,
- Gram meal
- Spices & condiments: chilli powder, onion powder, fennel powder, garlic powder, black pepper powder, coriander powder, fenugreek leaf powder, ajwain powder, cumin powder, spice extract,)
- Citric acid
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