Mother’s Recipe Red Stuffed Chilli Pickle contains red chilli, spices & condiments, edible salt, edible vegetable oil, acidity regulators IN 260, and asafoetida.
We are disappointed to see that the quantity of salt used in the product is not mentioned on the food label, more especially as this is a pickle and they usually tend to contain high levels of salt, and customers buying this product have the right to know about the quantity of ingredients they are consuming.
The product does not mention sugar as an ingredient but contains a high amount of sugar at 18 gm per 100 gm which is not suitable for those with high blood sugar and lifestyle diseases.
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 6 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Mother’s Recipe Stuffed Red Chilli Pickle contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil and also the salt quantity is not mentioned on the food label. It also seems to have quite a lot of sugar.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is an acceptable addition to any wholesome meal, but we will warn people about the high amount of salt and sugar in such foods.
Ingredients of concern in Mother’s Recipe Stuffed Red Chilli Pickle
Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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 Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
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.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
- Red chilli,
- Spices & condiments,
- Acidity regulators IN 260,
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