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GITS Ready to Eat Jeera Rice & Dal Tadka is a convenience food.
It contains two separate pouches of jeera rice and dal tadka. The rice pouch contains water, rice, cream, butter, sunflower oil, cumin seeds and salt.
The dal pouch contains water, red gram dal, lentils, split bengal gram, onion, tomato, garlic, ghee, sunflower oil, salt, green chilli, ginger, cumin, turmeric, coriander and asafoetida.
In India refined sunflower oil is the oil of choice for millions of households who are not aware that vegetable oils like these contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
It contains an overall 1 gm salt in it which is high as the the daily allowance for salt intake as per WHO guidelines is 1-3 gm per day, and eating a 100 gm Jeera rice and dal pack takes you almost to that level.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
People should eat this as a meal replacement with some additional protein and sufficient vegetables so that it becomes nutritionally complete.
The high salt content in it makes it unsuitable for those with high blood pressure and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
GITS Jeera Rice & Dal Tadka contains grains and pulses but is deficient in vegetables and can do with more protein.  
Ingredients in GITS Jeera Rice & Dal Tadka which are a concern:

  • Sunflower Oil
  • Salt

Edible Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oils like Sunflower oil 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.
Salt
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 in GITS Jeera Rice & Dal Tadka which are not a concern

  • Water
  • Rice
  • Cream
  • Butter
  • Cumin seeds
  • Red gram dal
  • Lentils
  • Split Bengal gram
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green chilli
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Asafoetida

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