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Pringles Potato Chips Cream and Onion is eaten in large quantities by kids and youngsters in India and abroad.
It is primarily made of a starchy potato base and contains a high amount of salt at 0.81 gm per 100 gm pack which is not advised for people with high blood pressure, kidney problems and lifestyle diseases.
The product contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil as an ingredient. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Oxidized PUFA from heated vegetable oils is a serious food safety concern as it could lead to a range of lifestyle diseases including cancer.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This food derives almost all its calories from simple carbohydrates and vegetable oil. It is also high in salt. Such foods must be eaten sparingly and in small quantities even by healthy people. However, most people tend to eat such foods in large quantities, therefore creating a food safety problem.
Pringles Cream and Onion contains a high salt content of 0.81 gm salt in a 100 gm pack. 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.
The brand does not specify which edible vegetable oil is used in the preparation of the product, which is not responsible behaviour as the consumers have the right to know what ingredients is present in the product. Excess polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils, 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.
For the above reasons we do not recommend this food for people who are trying to avoid lifestyle disease or for those suffering from lifestyle diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The main component of this product is potato which is of a starchy base, which is then prepared in vegetable oil.
The macro or micro nutrient profile of this food is fairly uni dimensional and devoid of the nutritive value expected from a wholesome meal. In addition, as the vegetable oil used is not clearly specified, we must believe that it contains an Omega 6 rich oil which creates dietary balance problems of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
We are unable to endorse this food as part of a healthy diet and recommend that it is best avoided; or eaten in very small quantities only by healthy people and that too as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious diet.
Ingredients in Pringles Potato Chips Sour Cream and Onion which are a concern

Salt
This product contains 0.81 gm salt in it. 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.
Ingredients present in which are not a concern

  • Dried Potato-50%
  • Wheat Starch
  • Sour cream and onion seasoning 5.5%-(Maltodextrin, dextrose, milk solids 0.8%, onion powder 0.8%)
  • Natural flavouring substances( Sour cream, parsley, anticaking agent In 551, flavour enhancers IN 627, IN 631, Acidity regulator IN 341, Emulsifier: IN 414)
  • Nature identical flavouring substances
  • Starch
  • Preservative IN 220
  • Antioxidant IN 307
  • Rice Flour
  • Dextrose
  • Emulsifier IN 471
  • Acidity Regulator IN 330
  • Maltodextrin

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