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Maggi Chicken Stock Cubes contain salt, vegetable fat, monosodium glutamate, wheat flour, sucrose, yeast extract, spices, onion, chicken fat, chicken flavour, parsley, garlic, flavour enhancers, caramel, dried chicken meat powder.
10 gm pack of this product contains 1.93 gm of sodium or 5 gm salt which is over and above the entire day’s recommended salt intake. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The WHO recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
It contains vegetable fat. Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”.  Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
It mentions that sucrose is an ingredient in it but there is no mention on the amount of sugar in it. 
The foodnetindia safety rating for this product : 6 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This is a high sodium food product and for this reason alone gets a lower rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 8 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Except for the high salt and the hydrogenated fat, this is a wholesome addition to food.
Ingredients You Should Be Concerned About in Maggi Chicken Stock Cubes

 

  • Edible Vegetable Fat
  • Sucrose
  • Chicken Flavour

 
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.
Edible Vegetable Fat
Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”.  Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable fat has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
A vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant. Such oils have been part of human culture for millennia. The term “vegetable oil” can be narrowly defined as referring only to plant oils that are liquid at room temperature, or broadly defined without regard to a substance’s state of matter at a given temperature. For this reason, vegetable oils that are solid at room temperature are sometimes called vegetable fats.
Sucrose
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Chicken Flavour
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for at all for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are
Monosodium glutamate, 
Wheat flour, 
Yeast extract, 
Spices, 
Onion, 
Chicken fat, 
Parsley, 
Garlic, 
Flavour enhancers, 
Caramel, 
Dried chicken meat powder
 
Disclaimer – The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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