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Act II Cheese & Herbs Twisties Bakes contains corn meal, refined edible palmolein oil, rice meal, maltodextrin, iodised salt, milk solids (whey powder), sugar, cheese powder, cream powder, dehydrated vegetable (onion powder), stabilizer ( hydrolysed vegetable protein), acidity regulators (lactic acid, citric acid), yeast extract powder, parsley flakes, and annatto.
This product is high in salt as it contains 500 mg sodium or 1.25 gm salt per 100 GM serving. 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.
At 502 KCal and 23 gm fat from a 100 gm pack, this is an HFSS (High Fat Sugar or Salt) product it is not recommended for those with weight issues and having lifestyle diseases.
As kids consume HFSS food products like these on a regular basis and in large quantities, it can cause the onset of childhood obesity in kids and lifestyle diseases in  adults.
It contains refined palm oil, as an ingredient which is considered to be a safer alternative in comparison to 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This is a starchy, high fat and high salt product which should not be a part of a healthy and balanced meal for kids and adults.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is made of a starchy base and deep fried in palmolein oil, it has very little nutritional diversity and cannot be recommended as a meal replacement.
Ingredients of concern in Act II Cheese Bakes

  • Salt
  • Stabilizer ( Hydrolysed vegetable protein)

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.
Stabilizer (Hydrolysed vegetable protein)
Hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) products are foodstuffs obtained by protein hydrolysis and are used as ingredients in frozen and packaged food.
According to European law wheat and soy are subject to allergen labelling on food information to consumers. We believe that Indian manufacturers of packaged foods must follow the best practices from the developed world and must specify if wheat and soy have been used.
In any case, we believe that the manufacturer must specify the source of the vegetable protein.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Corn meal,
  • Refined edible palmolein oil,
  • Rice meal,
  • Maltodextrin,
  • Milk solids (whey powder),
  • Sugar,
  • Cheese powder,
  • Cream powder,
  • Dehydrated vegetable (onion powder),
  • Acidity regulators (lactic acid, citric acid),
  • Yeast extract powder,
  • Parsley flakes,
  • Annatto.

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