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ITC Bingo Cream and Onion Potato Chips contains Potato (57.9%), refined palmolein, seasoning mix (milk solids, (1.8%), refined sugar, dextrose, onion powder (1%), iodized salt, dried parsley leaves (0.4%), soy sauce powder, cheese powder (0.2%), acidity regulator, (IN 330), anticaking agent (IN 551) and flavouring enhancers (IN 627, 631), and iodized salt.
Snacks like these are known to be high in salt, but the manufacturers have not even mentioned the exact quantity of salt in it. 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.
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 palmolein 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)
High and increasing consumption of HSSF products that includes namkeen, potato chips and snacking products like this one is causing elevated levels of obesity and lifestyle diseases. People do not realise that products like this must be consumed very sparingly and in very small quantities, even by healthy people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is of a starchy base deep fried in palmolein oil and the high salt in it makes it a product which cannot be endorsed as part of a healthy diet and so we recommend that it is best avoided or eaten in very small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious diet.
Ingredients in ITC Bingo Cream & Onion which are a concern:

Salt
This product does not specify the salt content in it. 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 ITC Bingo Cream & Onion which are not a concern

  • Potato (57.9%), 
  • Refined palmolein, 
  • Seasoning mix (milk solids, (1.8%), refined sugar, dextrose, onion powder (1%), dried parsley leaves (0.4%), soy sauce powder, cheese powder (0.2%), acidity regulator, (IN 330), anticaking agent (IN 551) and flavouring enhancers (IN 627, 631)

 
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