MTR Ready to eat Bisibele bhath contains water, tomato, beans, carrot, red gram dal, rice, onion, refined sunflower oil, ghee, mixed spices, jaggery, cashewnut, salt, tamarind, dry coconut, chana dal, mustard, curry leaves, turmeric, chilli and spice extract.
The product claims to contain zero sugar, but has jaggery as an ingredient, we wonder if the brand is hiding some information from its customers.
The amount of salt in it is 1.36 gm in a 100 gm pack which is almost upto the level of salt recommended by WHO for the entire day which is 1-3 gm.
In India refined sunflower oil is the oil of choice for millions of households who are not aware that vegetable oils like these 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 : 7 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
People on the go often have hardly any time for food preparation from scratch and so often use convenience food as a meal replacement. This product is generally safe as a food replacement.
The high salt content and sunflower oil in it makes it unsuitable for those with high blood pressure and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 7 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
MTR Bisibele Bhath is quite wholesome. It has a good balance of micro and macro nutrients.
Ingredients in MTR Bisibele Bhath which are a concern:
- Sunflower Oil
Edible Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oils like Sunflower oil 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.
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.
Jaggery (or unrefined cane sugar) is a product that pretty much everyone in India consumes quite often in some form or the other. It’s used either as a sweetener in traditional Indian desserts (some types of payasam come to mind), or as a dessert by itself. It is also often touted as a healthier replacement for sugar because people believe that, unlike refined sugar, it is natural and unprocessed. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Jaggery, just like refined sugar has a number of safety issues, ranging from all the problems associated with high sugar consumption, to adulteration. Just like sugar, jaggery can cause lifestyle diseases if consumed excessively.
Ingredients present in MTR Bisibele Bhath which are not a concern
- Tomato 6%
- Red gram dal
- Rice 5%
- Mixed spices
- Dry coconut
- Chana dal
- Curry leaves
- Spice extract
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