Chheda’s Golden Potato Chips lightly salted contains potatoes, palmolein oil and salt.
It contains 320 mg of sodium or 0.8 gm salt in a 50 gm serving pack, which is certainly not lightly salted. 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 is a HFSS (High Fat Sugar or Salt) product with a starchy base (potatoes) and not recommended in any diet except very occasionally and in very small quantities. Products such as these are not recommended for children.
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: 2 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The starch, fat and salt content in this product is high. HFSS products like these are eaten in large quantities that make them unsafe for most people. Such products must be avoided totally by people who are overweight and who are susceptible to ifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (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 palmolein oil. The macro or micronutrient profile of this food is fairly one dimensional and devoid of nutritive value expected from a wholesome meal.
Ingredients of concern in Chheda’s Potato Chips
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.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
- Palmolein Oil
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