MTR Ready to Eat Dal Makhani is a convenience food containing water, black gram, tomato, onion, red kidney beans, edible vegetable fat, butter, milk, bengal gram dal and other spices.
The product contains edible vegetable fat as an ingredient. 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 contains 1.5 gm salt in it which is high as the the daily allowance for salt intake as per WHO guidelines is 1-3 gm per day, and eating only a Dal Makhani takes you to that level.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This food has “edible vegetable fat” and unless the brand clarifies, we assume this to mean hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
We do not consider any food with partially hydrogenated fats to be safe and do not recommend their consumption.
Partially hydrogenated fats are toxic and already several cities have banned their use in restaurants.
In addition, the very high salt content in it makes it unsuitable for those with high blood pressure and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
MTR Dal Tadka contains wholesome dals and vegetables in it, but the concern is the edible vegetable fat.
Ingredients in MTR Ready to Eat Dal Tadka which are a concern:
- Edible Vegetable Fat
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.
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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern
- Black gram,
- Red kidney beans,
- Bengal gram dal
- Other spices.
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