Snacks like Doritos Nachos Cheese Flavour are often eaten in large quantities in a single sitting and can be problematic because they end up delivering a large dose of salt, simple starches and fats.
The salt content in this snack is 748 mg sodium or 2 gm of salt in just 100 gm serving pack. This is high and such high salt consumption is not recommended for people at risk of high blood pressure and heart ailments. The WHO recommends salt intake of 1-3 gm per day, which means that with the consumption of just 1 pack of Doritos Nachos Cheese you are almost having the entire day’s salt intake.
This product contains palmolein oil. Palmolein oil is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat. 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)
The salt content was on the higher side at 2 gm salt per serving of 100 gm, this can cause hypertension and put people with kidney disorders at risk.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food has low macronutrient and micronutrient diversity and is high on salt. We recommend that it be eaten in very small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious diet; and that too only by healthy people.
Ingredients of concern in Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavour
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Corn (77%)
- Palm Oil
- Milk Solids 3.1%- Whey Powder, Cheese powder, Skimmed milk powder
- Wheat flour
- Spices & Herbs-Onion powder, spice extract, Pepper powder, Chilli powder, Garlic powder,
- Tomato Powder
- Citric acid (INS330)
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