Dhokla is a speciality of the Indian state of Gujarat. Uttam Upahar Khatta Dhokla Mix Flour is a ready made mix flour of rice flour and urad dal flour, used to prepare Dhoklas.
It contains a high amount of salt at 2.3 gm per 100 gm of the product which is the amount of salt recommended for consumption for a whole day. This means that if anyone consumes just 1 pack of this product then they get the entire day’s salt requirement.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The salt content is high and strictly not recommended for those with kidney disease and lifestyle disease and those who are obese. Even healthy people must know that their entire day’s salt allowance is completed with only one serving of this product.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Uttam Upahar Dhokla mix contains urad dal which is good for health but it cannot be considered as healthy food and is not a meal replacement, this is primarily due to the very high salt content and poor micronutrient diversity.
Ingredients of concern in Uttam Upahar Dhokla Mix
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:
Urad dal Flour
Citric Acid IN330
Sodium Bi carbonate: IN500(ii)
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