Crax Corn Rings Chatpata is popular among kids and they often eat snacks like this in large quantities. The product is primarily made of corn meal with salt and spices and deep fried in Palmolein oil.
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 rated below median safety grade at 3 because it is a deep fried starchy product and these products are usually consumed in quantities that are large enough to make them a lifestyle disease risk for many people.
We are disappointed that the packaging does not disclose the amount of salt used in the product, denying consumers the right to know exactly what they are eating and in how much quantity.
This product contains palmolein oil which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat, it is better suited for cooking. It does not have too much PUFA, which can get oxidized under heat and is often rendered toxic.
However, last year, the safety authority delivered a scientific report that current levels of glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil are a “potential health concern.” Animal studies have identified these contaminants, which are formed when vegetable oils are heated to high temperatures and then refined, as both genotoxic (damaging to DNA) and carcinogenic (causing cancer). Of all vegetable oils, palm oil was found to have the highest levels of these contaminants. At high levels of exposure, these contaminants are a health hazard for all age groups, the authority concluded, expressing particular concern for infants, toddlers and children under the age of 10.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is comprised of starchy corn meal deep fried in palmolein oil, it must not be used as a meal replacement and we believe that it does not belong in a healthy, balanced meal plan, except in very small quantities.
Ingredients of concern in Crax Corn Rings Chatpata
- Added Flavours; Natural and Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
- Edible Common Salt
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.
Added Flavours: Natural and Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
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!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Corn Meal (74%)
- Edible Vegetable Oil (Refined Palmolein Oil)
- Spices & Condiments (Edible Common Salt, Dry Mango Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Ginger Powder, Coriander Powder, Mustard Powder, Mint Powder, Cardamom Black Powder, Mace Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Clove Powder, Asafoetida
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