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Yakisoba flavour instant noodles contains wheat flour (contains gluten), palm oil, thickeners (modified tapioca starch E1442), salt, acidity regulators- potassium carbonate E501, sodium carbonate E 500,  antioxidant E 307,seasoning powder: sugar, flavour enhancers- monosodium glutamate E621, disodium 5`- ribonucleotide E635, glycine E 640, salt, pepper powder, hydrolysed vegetable protein (contains soybean), spring onion flake, seasoning oil-palm oil, garlic, sauce: japanese soy sauce (soybean, wheat flour, salt, sugar), tomato sauce, vegetable: dried carrot, dried cabbage, dried corn.
In a portion size of 60 gm, the product contains 9 gm of fat, 2.8 gm salt and 4.5 gm of sugar in it which makes it a HFSS product. These products are not suitable for those who are overweight and with lifestyle diseases. 
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.
It contains palmolein oil which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat. 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: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We are forced to reduce its rating as it is a HFSS product, and also since in India, instant noodles are widely used as a meal replacement without added vegetables and protein. 
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product could be a grain replacement in a meal and little else. 
Ingredients of concern in Yakisoba Instant Noodles
 

  • Sugar
  • Gluten

 
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.
Sugar
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose.  We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Gluten
A significant proportion of the population is gluten intolerant, either because they suffer from Celiac disease (1% of the population) or gluten sensitivity, which is quite common. Many people who suffer from gluten intolerance may be asymptomatic and may be unaware that they suffer from systemic and chronic inflammation due to their gluten intolerance.
Gluten intolerance has also been linked to autoimmune diseases, cancers, intestinal inflammation, degeneration of the intestinal lining and has even been linked to several mental illnesses (either as a cause or exacerbating factor) the most serious being cerebellar ataxia, a serious disease of the brain that involves an inability to coordinate balance, movements, problems talking, etc. Persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s, etc., have been known to respond well to a gluten free diet.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Wheat flour 
Palm oil, 
Thickeners (modified tapioca starch E1442),
Acidity regulators- potassium carbonate E501, sodium carbonate E 500,  antioxidant E 307,
Seasoning powder: flavour enhancers- monosodium glutamate E621, disodium 5`- ribonucleotide E635, glycine E 640, pepper powder,
Hydrolysed vegetable protein (contains soybean), 
Spring onion flake, 
Seasoning oil-palm oil, garlic, sauce
Japanese soy sauce (soybean, wheat flour), 
Tomato sauce, 
Vegetable: dried carrot, dried cabbage, dried corn
 
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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