Nestle Maggi Fusian Bangkok Sweet Chilli Noodles contains Noodles- Refined wheat flour (maida), palm oil, salt, wheat gluten, thickeners (508, 412), acidity regulators 500(i), 501(i) and humectant 451(i).
The tastemaker pack contains sugar, dehydrated french beans, mixed spices [dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic flakes, red chilli powder 2.3%, dried garlic powder, spice extract blend (capsicum extract, coriander extract, cumin extract)] edible starch, iodized salt, Noodle powder (refined wheat flour-maida, palm oil, salt, wheat gluten, thickeners 508, 412, acidity regulators 501(1), 500(ii), humectant 451(i)), yeast extract powder, acidity regulator IN 330, flavour enhancer 635, palm oil, curry spice extract blend (onion extract, palm oil, chilli extract (0,05%), ginger extract (0,03%), garlic extract, sesame oil), celery, milk solids, sesame and soyabean.
It contains 3.24 gm salt or 1266 mg sodium in a 100 gm pack of the product. This is high as we are going over the recommended amount of a day’s salt intake from just one pack. 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.
It contains refined palm oil 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.
This product contains sesame oil, certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
As a meal replacement, this product is not suitable for people intolerant of gluten, and is also not suitable for people who need to avoid simple starches due to the risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
The foodnetindia safety rating for this product : 5 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India instant noodles are widely used as a meal replacement, this makes it unsafe due to the lack of balanced nutrition, becoming a possible cause for lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Maggi Fusian Bangkok Sweet Chilli Noodles could be a grain replacement in an otherwise wholesome meal with adequate protein and vegetables. We don’t think it is a wholesome meal by itself.
Ingredients You Should Be Concerned About in Maggi Fusian Bangkok Sweet Chilli Noodles
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.
It contains gluten, a significant proportion of the population is gluten intolerant, either because they suffer from Celiac disease (1% of the population) or gluten sensitivity, which is quite common. Many people who suffer from gluten intolerance may be asymptomatic and may be unaware that they suffer from systemic and chronic inflammation due to their gluten intolerance.
Gluten intolerance has also been linked to autoimmune diseases, cancers, intestinal inflammation, degeneration of the intestinal lining and has even been linked to several mental illnesses (either as a cause or exacerbating factor) the most serious being cerebellar ataxia, a serious disease of the brain that involves an inability to coordinate balance, movements, problems talking, etc. Persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s, etc.,have been known to respond well to a gluten free diet.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are
The Noodles contains
Refined wheat flour (maida),
Thickeners (508, 412),
Acidity regulators 500(i), 501(i)
The tastemaker pack contains
Dehydrated french beans,
Mixed spices [dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic flakes, red chilli powder 2.3%, dried garlic powder, spice extract blend (capsicum extract, coriander extract, cumin extract)]
Noodle powder (refined wheat flour-maida, palm oil, wheat gluten, thickeners 508, 412, acidity regulators 501(1), 500(ii), humectant 451(i)), yeast extract powder, acidity regulator IN 330),
Flavour enhancer 635,
Curry spice extract blend (onion extract, palm oil, chilli extract (0,05%), ginger extract (0,03%), garlic extract),
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