Almost everyone know the taste of two minute Maggi noodle. Because of its good taste, easy to make, cheap and convenient food, Maggi noodle is one of the favorite food when you are hungry and tired. It is the best munching night food for hostel student and is one of the best loving food for kids.
But recent research in India found some shocking truth about Maggi noodles. Some batches of Maggi noodles contains high quantity of MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate), a taste enhancer in noodles and high concentration of Lead. A high Lead content is found during routine test of instant noodles manufactured by Nestle India. About 2 dozen of packets were test in laboratory in Kolkata during 2 days session.
Local FDA officials found that all tested packets are contaminated and they order to remove all the packets in that batch from retailers and shops.
What is permissible limit of Lead in food?
According to Food Safety and Drug Administrator (FDA), Permissible range of Lead in food is between 0.01 ppm (part per million) to 2.5 ppm. But it is found that Maggi contains 17.2 ppm of Lead which is about 7 times of upper limit of Lead in food.
What is MSG or Mono Sodium Glutamate?
Mono Sodium Glutamate is a sodium salt of glutamic acid. It is a flavor product mostly use in food industry like in packaged foods, restaurant foods or Chinese foods like Chow mien to enhance the taste of that particular food item. Scientist found high level of MSG in instant noodles.
Is Mono Sodium Glutamate is harmful or not?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified Mono Sodium Glutamate, MSG as a food ingredients that is safe. But the use of MSG is remain controversial because of no proven result and some symptoms that are facing by consuming foods containing Mono Sodium Glutamate, MSG. These includes:
- Upset digestive system
- Facing tightness or pressure
- Pain and weakness
- Heart palpitation
And FDA receiving report of people facing some adverse reactions after consuming foods containing MSG but there is no research evidence found that links these symptoms with MSG.
I have heard Pig fat are used for preparing Maggi noodle, How much truth is in that?
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Is Eating Maggi is Safe or Not?
According to iTervis, regularly eating of Maggi is harmful even not considering current controversy of high Lead and MSG in Maggi. Because of its packaged foods, which use preservatives, Maida and refined carbs which is really bad for health.
If we come to the point of current controversy, then we have to wait for food regulators in India to mention the amount of Lead and Mono Sodium Glutamate, MSG in this packaged foods, so that one can know that it is safe to eat or not.
Updated: On Thursday, Nestle back with Maggi in 100 cities and registration start online, No ban on Maggi. Buy Maggi from Snapdeal.