Maggi Pazzta Masala macaroni contains Semolina 100% (wheat).
The masala seasoning contains milk and sugar blend mix (milk solids and sugar), mixed spices 21.5% (dehydrated onion, coriander powder, dried garlic, turmeric powder, dehydrated coriander leaves, red chilli powder, cumin powder, aniseed, black pepper,fenugreek powder, ginger powder, capsicum extract, clove powder, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, coriander extract and cumin extract), hydrolysed groundnut peanut protein, edible starch, sugar, dehydrated green peas 6.7%, iodised salt, palm oil, thickener 508, flavour enhancer 635, acidity regulator 330 and soybean.
One of the ingredients of concern in it is the amount of salt. In a 100 gm pack, it contains a whopping 1347.8 mg sodium or 3.115 gm salt, which is the entire day’s amount of recommended dietary salt. High sodium diets are known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Palm oil is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palm 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: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India, products such as these are are eaten by kids and young adults as a meal replacement without added vegetables and protein. This makes it unsafe due to the lack of balance and nutrition, becoming a possible cause for lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension.
The high salt content makes it unsafe for those who have hypertension, kidney problems and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Maggi Pazzta could be a grain replacement in a meal and little else. It’s wholesomeness and nutrition would be comparable to any grain and therefore while acceptable as a part of a meal, it does not constitute a wholesome meal by itself.
Ingredients in Maggi Pazzta Masala which are a concern
- IN 635 (Disodium 5’-ribonucleotides)
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.
IN 635 (Disodium 5’-ribonucleotides)
It is a mixture of sodium salts of guanylic and inosinic acid and is used as a flavour enhancer. Guanylates and inosinates do not have the specific umami taste but strongly enhance many other flavours, thereby reducing the amounts of salt or other flavour enhancers needed in a product. It is used in many products. Mainly used in low sodium/salt products and not intended for kids below 12 weeks. Asthmatic people should avoid guanylates and inosinates. As guanylates and inosinates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout. I However, the concentrations used are generally so low that no effects are to be expected.
Ingredients present which are not a concern
- Semolina 100% (wheat)
- Milk and sugar blend mix (milk solids and sugar),
- Mixed spices 21.5% (dehydrated onion, coriander powder, dried garlic, turmeric powder, dehydrated coriander leaves, red chilli powder, cumin powder, aniseed, black pepper,fenugreek powder, ginger powder, capsicum extract, clove powder, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, coriander extract and cumin extract),
- Edible starch,
- Hydrolysed groundnut peanut protein
- Dehydrated green peas 6.7%,
- Palm oil,
- Thickener 508,
- Acidity regulator 330
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