Haldiram’s salted Peanuts is a very popular snack and is consumed in large quantities in India.
Peanuts are high in fibre, nutrient dense and a healthy wholesome food. Studies show that people including nuts in their diet lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 8 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product consists primarily of salted peanuts. This product has a high salt content and high salt consumption is linked to high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 8 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product has wholesome peanuts and refined palmolein oil which altogether add wholesomeness to the product. 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 rendered toxic.
Ingredients of concern in Haldiram’s Salted Peanuts
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Groundnut (peanuts)
- Refined palmolien oil
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