Aamra Spicy Salsa Dip contains tomato and tomato paste (66%), onion (10%), capsicum, vinegar, sugar, green chilli and red chilli (2%), edible vegetable oil, salt and cornflour.
Sauces and dips are generally eaten in large quantities in Indian households and are generally known to be high in salt content. This product contains salt mentioned on the food label, but the brand has chosen to not specify the amount. High salt consumption is harmful for the health of people and is known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
It contains 8.26 gm sugar per 100 gm of the product. It also contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 7 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
But condiments like Aamra Spicy Salsa Dip have high salt which lead to high blood pressure and kidney ailments when eaten in excess.
Also the presence of an unspecified edible vegetable oil makes it get a lower rating than it should.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 7 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This condiment has tomatoes, chillies, onions, vinegar. A wholesome accompaniment to an otherwise balanced meal.
However, we are unable to give this product a high wholesomeness rating because of sugar, salt and edible vegetable oil content.
Ingredients of concern in Aamra Spicy Salsa Dip
The product label does not mention the quantity of salt used in it but we know that condiments like these contain high amounts of salt. 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.
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
Tomato and tomato paste (66%),
Green chilli and red chilli (2%),
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