Pringles Original is the very first flavour from the brand. This snack is a favourite among kids and youngsters who eat large quantities of it without looking at the food label.
It is high in vegetable oil at 33.6 gm per 100 gm, made of a starchy potato base and also high in salt at 440 mg per 100 gm.
We do not recommend this for people who are trying to avoid lifestyle disease or for those suffering from lifestyle diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Pringles original Has 440 mg of salt per 100 grams, which is high. In addition, the Brand does not specify which edible vegetable oil is used in the preparation of the product, which is not responsible behaviour as the consumers have the right to know what ingredients is present in the product.
Oxidized PUFA from heated vegetable oils is a serious food safety concern as it could lead to a range of 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 main component of this product is potato which is of a starchy base, which is then deep fried in vegetable oil.
The macro or micro nutrient profile of this food is fairly uni dimensional and devoid of nutritive value expected from a wholesome meal. In addition, as the vegetable oil used is not clearly specified, we must believe that it contains an Omega 6 rich oil which creates dietary balance problems of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
We are unable to endorse this food as part of a healthy diet and recommend that it is best avoided; or eaten in very small quantities only by healthy people and that too as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious diet.
Ingredients in which are a concern
Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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.
Ingredients present in which are not a concern
- Dried Potato
- Wheat Starch
- Rice Flour
- Emulsifier: IN 476
- Acidity Regulator: IN 330
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