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Saffola Fittify Gourmet Hi-Protein Soup is a ready to have soup powder which contains soy protein isolate, maltodextrin, Inulin, edible vegetable oil- sunflower oil, sugar, tapioca starch, salt, spices and condiments, dehydrated vegetables 4.5%( green peas, cabbage, onion, coriander, parsley) vitamin premix 0.5%, potato starch, mineral premix 0.2%, quinoa 0.1%, buckwheat 0.08%, amaranth 0.08%, turmeric 0.01%, moringa 0.004%, hydrolysed vegetable protein, emulsifier IN 414, flavour enhancers IN 627, IN 631, anticaking agent IN 551, acidity regulator IN 330, thickener IN 415, antioxidant IN IN 319 and added flavour-nature and nature identical substances.
The multigrain crunchies for the soup contain oats 37.5%, corn flour 37.5%, blended vegetable oil- refined rice bran oil and refined safflower seed oil, seasoning, oat bran, soy 3.7%, wheat flour, edible common salt, acidity regulator IN 330, flavour enhancers IN 627, IN 631, anticaking agent IN 551, permitted natural colour IN IN 140, IN 160 c, added flavours-nature and nature identical flavouring substances.
This soup contains a high amount of salt at 3 gm (981 mg Sodium) per serving of 45 gm soup + 8 gm crunchies. A single serving of this product takes you to that daily limit. The WHO recommendation of daily salt intake is between 1-3 grams. High salt intake can cause problems like high BP, kidney problems etc.
It contains edible vegetable oils-sunflower oil, rice bran oil and safflower seed oil, vegetable oils like these contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
In addition, over 60% ingredients in the soup are high glycemic index empty calories from simple starches like refined wheat flour, tapioca starch and potato starch. High glycemic index foods are not recommended for people who are trying to avoid obesity, heart disease, hypertension etc.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating:5 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The high salt in this packaged soup poses a safety concern in a population at high risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease. A single serving delivers almost the entire day’s recommended salt consumption. The simple starches pose an additional problem for people trying to avoid lifestyle diseases and consuming this soup as a “health food”.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 6 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product contains wholesome ingredients and a good amount of protein and fibre. But it also contains high salt, and is heavy in high glycaemic simple starches.
Soup products in India are often eaten as health products by people who are already at risk of lifestyle diseases. The high salt, and high glycemic index simple starches from wheat, tapioca and potato forces us to give this a low wholesomeness rating.
Ingredients of concern in Saffola Fittify Gourmet Hi-Protein Soup
Salt
Sunflower oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Rice bran Oil  
Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein
 
Salt
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.
Sunflower oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Rice bran Oil  
Certain vegetable oils like sunflower oil, safflower seed oil and rice bran 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.
Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) products are foodstuffs obtained by protein hydrolysis and are used as ingredients in frozen and packaged food.
According to European law wheat and soy are subject to allergen labelling on food information to consumers. We believe that Indian manufacturers of packaged foods must follow the best practices from the developed world and must specify if wheat and soy have been used.
In any case, we believe that the manufacturer must specify the source of the vegetable protein.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Soy protein isolate,
Maltodextrin,
Inulin,
Tapioca starch,
Spices and condiments,
Dehydrated vegetables 4.5%( green peas, cabbage, onion, coriander, parsley)
Vitamin premix 0.5%,
Potato starch,
Mineral premix 0.2%,
Quinoa 0.1%,
Buckwheat 0.08%,
Amaranth 0.08%,
Turmeric 0.01%,
Moringa 0.004%,
Emulsifier IN 414,
Flavour enhancers IN 627, IN 631,
Anticaking agent IN 551,
Acidity regulator IN 330,
Thickener IN 415,
Antioxidant IN IN 319
Added flavour-nature and nature identical substances.
The multigrain crunchies
Oats 37.5%,
Corn flour 37.5%,
Seasoning,
Oat bran,
Soy 3.7%,
Wheat flour,
Acidity regulator IN 330,
Flavour enhancers IN 627, IN 631,
Anticaking agent IN 551,
Permitted natural colour IN IN 140, IN 160 c,
Added flavours-nature and nature identical flavouring substances.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
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