We all love Lays, in fact, Lays has been in the Indian markets since 1995. The first brand that comes to our mind when we think about potato chips has been Lays and that by no means is a coincidence as Lays has been dominating the potato chips market for years now.
The variety of flavors, cost-efficiency and remarkable taste make Lays one of the most favored potato chips in India. As of 2021 Lays has innumerable flavors to offer out of which we are today going to review Lays India’s Magic Masala according to its ingredients and whether if it’s safe for our health or not. So, let’s begin.
- Edible vegetable oil ( Palmolein oil and rice bran oil )
- Tomato powder
- Citric acid 330
Nutritional information ( per 100g )
Review of Lays India’s magic masala
Amount of potato
The common review that generally consumers complain about Lays is the only fact that the potato chips are very less in number and the packet is mainly filled up with air. Presently, Lays India’s Magic Masala offers 30% more potato chips in the packaging. But that too is not much. The main ingredient found in Lays Indian Magic Masala is potatoes. This is quite obvious as the base of the product is potatoes. Potato chips are nothing but potatoes fried in oil and added spices.
Type of oil
Lays India’s Magic Masala mentions Palmolein oil and rice bran oil as the type of oil used for frying these potato chips.
Rice bran oil is regarded as a medicinal oil and has various health benefits. But on the other hand, Palmolein oil as mentioned in my previous articles is a cheap oil that has various side effects. Palmolein oil is used in a product to maintain the cost of the product.
Palmolein oil is very high in saturated fats and a high intake of saturated fats can lead to severe heart diseases. In 100g of Lays Indian Magic Masala, the amount of total fat is 35.7g out of which saturated fat is 14.1g. The saturated fat in this potato chip generally comes from the type of oil used.
Too much sodium
100g of Lays India’s Magic Masala contains about 815mg sodium. This is way too much compared to the recommended daily intake of sodium. This is generally because of the amount of salt added in order to spice up the chips.
The unique part of Lays Indian Magic Masala is the usage of fewer ingredients to prepare the chips. They mention each and every ingredient used for the preparation of the product and do not hide anything from their consumers. Lays is pretty clear about what they do and does not use preservatives which mainly leads to side effects in the near future.
No artificial spices are added in Lays India’s Magic Masala. As the name suggests the potato chips contain various Indian spices which include onion powder, chili powder, mango powder, coriander powder, ginger powder, garlic powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, tomato powder and many others. These are natural spices that we use in our regular lives, but the terrific combination and blend of the spices make these chips so amazing in taste.
Citric Acid 330
Citric acid 330 is the acidity regulator used in Lays India’s Magic Masala for maintaining the shelf life of the product. Citric acid 330 is safe for your health and does not have any proven future side effects.
Altogether Lays India’s Magic Masala is safe for your health and does not have any side effects if consumed occasionally. Consuming one packet of Lays chips in a week will not harm your health. The only problem lies in the usage of palmolein oil but that too is used just for frying the chips and in less quantities. Besides this Lays can be considered as one of the safest potato chips for your health. Although chips may seem very tempting but consuming them on a regular basis is never recommended.