Kurkure Aloo Bhujia is a primarily potato based snack deep fried in edible vegetable oil which is palmolein oil.
Being a snack it contains a high amount of salt at 2.3 gm per 100 gm pack which is high as the WHO recommended daily allowance for salt intake per day is between 1 to 3 gm.
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: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product is rated to a low safety grade because it is a deep fried product and the product is potato based and simple starch heavy. This is a double whammy for people who eat large servings of this product. Not recommended for people who want to stay away from lifestyle disease.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains healthy besan, moth dal flour, arhar dal but they are in less quantities in comparison to the potato and grain flour content.
This product must not be used as a meal replacement and we believe that it does not belong in a healthy, balanced meal plan, except in very small quantities.
Ingredients of concern in Kurkure Aloo Bhujia
Kurkure Aloo Bhujia contains 2.3 gm salt in a 100 gm pack which is the entire amount of recommended salt intake for the whole day.
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:
- Palmolein oil
- Gram Flour-Besan
- Moth Dal Flour
- Edible Starch
- Spices and Condiments- (Chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, tamarind powder, turmeric powder, amchur, anardana, black pepper powder, fenugreek, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, cinnamon powder, fennel powder, large cardamom powder, mustard seeds powder, onion powder)
- Corn flour
- Rice flour
- Black salt
- Citric acid 330
- Arhar dal
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