We all love maggi or should I say, we all Loved Maggi!! It was the perfect evening snacks for kids after their playtime. It was the perfect snacks for youngsters in hostels and how can I forget our dear darling bachelors, who know just 1 recipe to cook, MAGGI. But sadly, with all the buzz in the news channels regarding the company adding an edible flavor called MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) in large amounts, it is now a big question for all moms, kids and other maggi lovers, whether to eat or not eat Maggi anymore.
Love for Maggi
Maggie is a staple diet for thousands of people across the country. Almost every house has a packet of maggi noodle in store as an instant food option for their hunger. People of all age love maggi, right from a 2 year old to a 80 year old. But, with the food nutrition charts provided by the company now in question, Maggi is considered no longer SAFE.
Maggie Nutrition Facts
In few parts of Uttar Pradesh, the Maggi noodle packets was tested and were found to include high level of MSG content. The Lucknow FSSAI (Food Safety & Drug Administration Of India) mentioned that Maggi contains very high amount of MSG which is not permissible to use. It has got a certain limit of usage, beyond which you cannot get permission for use. Assistant Commissioner of FSDA Vijay Bahadur Yadav shared: “We have tested Maggie samples at Kolkata’s referral Laboratory and found that there is excess of Monosodium Glutamate and excess of lead.”
The amount permitted was 0.01 part per million lead on the other hand Maggi showed 17 parts per million lead. This is proved by the test result. Many of the report have allegations that there has to be a ban on the brand and it might loose its license. While, Nestle denied to the statement and said that the product does not contain any MSG.
How Does It Affect Us?
The high amount of MSG, believed to be present in Maggi has a particular effect on small children. It can give rise to temporary conditions such as headache, nausea, upset stomach, weakness and a burning sensation in your mouth and throat.
Between these baffling answers about the noodle brand, it is best to choose the healthy solution for you and your family. So, all moms and kids, look forward for other healthy options at least until the brand comes out clean from the allegations.
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