ITC Bingo Mad Angles is one of the biggest successes from the Bingo! portfolio and the Achaari Masti is flavour that is a combination of sweet and sour mango pickle.
While reviewing this popular snack we note that it is made up of simple starches which are deep fried in vegetable oil, this is a deadly duo which aids the build-up of fats in the body causing obesity and also a source of oxidised PUFA, which is the stepping stone to a lot of lifestyle disease.
Indians love spicy snacks and consume them in large quantities which makes them even more dangerous for health.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This food is mostly simple starch and deep fried in vegetable oil and should be consumed only in very small quantities by those who are healthy. It is not recommended for those who are obese and those with lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food has very little nutritional diversity and is a snack that is for the most part simple starches fried in an unspecified type of vegetable oil. This is not a wholesome food in our opinion.
Ingredients of concern in ITC Bingo Mad Angles Achari Masti
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.
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
Disodium 5’-guanylate: IN 627
Sodium salt of guanylic acid, a natural acid, which is part of RNA, one of the genetic carrier molecules in the cell. It is thus part of all cells in all living organisms. Commercially prepared from yeast extract or sardines. Flavour enhancer. Guanylic acid and guanylates do not have the specific umami taste but strongly enhance many other flavours, thereby reducing the amounts of salt needed in a product.
Guanylates may not be used in products intended for children under 12 weeks.
Asthmatic people should avoid guanylic acid and guanylates. As guanylates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout. However, the concentrations used are generally so low that no effects are to be expected.
Spices and Condiments
The condiments used or their ingredients are not specified. A list of condiments should be provided since certain people may be allergic to some commonly used condiments. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not specify exactly what they use.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Rice Grits
- Corn Grits
- Gram Grits
- Dehydrated vegetable powder
- Acidity Regulators: IN 500(i), IN 262(ii), IN 330, IN 296
- Onion Powder
- Malto Dextrin
- Milk Solids
- IN 551
- Yeast Extract
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