Food additives in Maggi: A matter of contention
After reading this article, you’ll think twice before giving in to your little one’s craving for this comfort food!
Maggi has come under the scanner on account of having excessive monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead more than the permissible limit. After performing some tests on Maggi, the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) confirmed the same.
As per reports, the Lucknow Food Safety and Drug Administration wrote to FSDA asking them to cancel Maggi’s license. The final stand by FSDA remains to be revealed.
Speaking of harmful food additives that have been under the limelight for all the wrong reasons, we bring to a few, which might still occupy space in your kitchen or on your dining table. Based on research done by WebMD, here are some of the most controversial food additives.
Present in: Many types of processed foods, beverages
Suspected of: Causing increased hyperactivity in children, worsen asthma
High fructose corn syrup
Present in: many kinds of processed foods, not just sweets. Most non-edit soft drinks are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup
Suspected of: raising the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, more than sugar made from sugar cane.
Present in: diet soft drinks
Suspected of: causing cancer, seizures, headaches, mood disturbances, and reduced mental performance
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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Present in: canned soup, diet beverages, an array of popular fast food, packaged foods
Suspected of: damaging nerve cells, obesity, type 2 diabetes
Present in: a variety of processed food products and drinks
Suspected of: causing hyperactivity in some children
Present in: preserved meat products like sausages and canned meats
Suspected of: causing gastric cancer
Present in: deep fried food, baked goods, margarine, etc.
Suspected of: increasing the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
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