Patanjali Namkeen Biscuit is from the Baba Ramdev led Patanjali Ayurved Ltd.
While reviewing this product we note that the product label does not specify the exact salt content in the product which is surprising since it is a salty or namkeen biscuit.
A large portion of the calories in this product come from simple starches like wheat flour, we do not recommend the consumption of this product for diabetics, obese people and those with lifestyle diseases. Even healthy people must limit the consumption of products like these or eat it in only very small amounts.
Patanjali Namkeen biscuits contains palm oil as one of the ingredients which is generally a safe oil as unlike most 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India snacks like biscuits, are consumed in large quantities in every household which leads to piling of calories from simple starches, making it unsafe.
We recommend that this product must only be consumed in very small quantities and that too not by people with obesity or lifestyle diseases like hypertension, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes or prediabetes etc.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product cannot be considered as a meal replacement choice as it has poor nutrient diversity and is high in simple starches. These should be eaten only in small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan; and that too only by the healthy.
Ingredients of Concern in Patanjali Namkeen Biscuits
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Whole Wheat Flour,
- Vegetable Oil (Plam),
- Liquid Glucose ,
- Malt Extract,
- Milks Solids ,
- Edible Common Salt,
- Raising Agent [INS 500(ii), INS 503 (ii)],
- Antioxidants [INS 319],
- Dough Conditioner(INS 223),
- Spices & Condiments,
- Herbs ,
- Enzymes [INS 1101(I), INS 1100]
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