MTR Dal oats and Saffola masala oats, two of the most popular oats brand in India are dominating the markets and choosing one out of the two is very tough especially when both of the oats are right up to the mark. I have already made a detailed review of Saffola masala oats and veggie twist. If you have not read the article do read the review before coming back to this article.
Coming back to the topic “MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats”, both are packaged oats that are very easy to prepare. Saffola Masala Oats are made up of rolled oats and are available in various flavors. MTR Dal oats promise a healthy breakfast with a combination of oats, dal and masala.
So today in this article we will be comparing MTR Dal oats with Saffola masala oats and will be determining which one is better on the basis of various factors. Let’s begin.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Cooking time
The main difference between MTR Dal oats and Saffola masala oats is the difference in preparation time. Saffola masala oats actually take time to cook (about 5 minutes if you consume it as a morning breakfast). This is not the case with MTR Dal oats as it does not need to be cooked. You just empty the pack in a bowl, mix it well and it’s ready within 3 minutes.
If you are traveling and you really want to have something healthy then MTR Dal oats could be your best choice as it does not require cooking. Saffola masala oats need to be cooked at least for 3 minutes which may not be a great option while you are traveling. So MTR Dal oats is the clear winner here.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Pricing
Indian markets run on the pricing of a product. A 38g pack of Saffola masala oats cost you around Rs 15 whereas a 48g pack of MTR Dal oats cost you around Rs 20. The difference in pricing is very nominal but yes the pricing of Saffola masala oats is much cheaper.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Amount of actual oats present
Saffola masala oats – 73.9% oats
MTR Dal oats – 54% oats
The amount of actual oats present in Saffola masala oats is way more than that of MTR Dal oats. Also, if you think that the amount of oats in MTR Dal oats is less because of the presence of dal in it, then you are mistaken. The amount of “moong dal” present in MTR Dal oats is just 7%. Overall, Saffola masala oats get the point here easily.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Nutritional difference
|Nutrients||MTR Dal oats (48g)||Saffola masala oats (100g)|
|Energy||174 Kcal||383.6 Kcal|
Overall, when compared in aspects of nutritional difference, Saffola masala oats easily win the race here. Be it protein content or carbohydrate content, Saffola masala oats easily win the race here. Also, the amount of fat content is very less in Saffola masala oats compared to MTR Dal oats which makes it a clear winner.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Type of oil
Both MTR Dal oats and Saffola masala oats are approved and easily available in the Indian markets. Both do not have any side effects if you eat them occasionally. Having said so, there are things that consumers should know about.
MTR Dal oats contain palmolein oil as an ingredient which is cheap oil and is responsible for increasing the saturated fat content. Too much saturated fat in your body can elevate the bad cholesterol in your body and can lead to major heart-related issues. On, the other hand Saffola masala oats are free from palmolein oil and are safe for your health.
Moreover, the amount of oil in MTR Dal oats is way more than that of Saffola masala oats. This is again a downside of MTR Dal oats as too much oil is never good for our health.
Both MTR Dal oats and Saffola masala oats do not have any trans fat and cholesterol present in them.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Preservatives
Although MTR Dal oats mention that there are no preservatives in the packaging, this is somewhat wrong. Their packaging mentions the presence of antioxidant tocopherol which is a type of Vitamin C and is not harmful to our health. Artificial flavors like INS 635 is also present in MTR oats as a replacement for MSG. Flavor INS-635 is safe if taken in permissible amounts.
Saffola masala oats contain artificial flavors INS 627 and INS 631 which are safe as declared by the WHO. Saffola masala oats also contain antioxidant 320 which again do not have any proven side effects.
Both MTR Dal oats and Saffola masala oats contain preservatives, but the choice of preservatives by both is excellent and does not have any side effects.
MTR Dal oats vs Saffola masala oats – Which is better?
By looking at the overall comparison it can be clearly stated that Saffola masala oats is much better than MTR Dal oats. Be it on nutritional aspects or which one is healthy, Saffola masala oats clearly win the race. But that does not necessarily mean MTR Dal oats is a bad product. It is much better than other packaged oats in the market. And yes, if you are a frequent traveler you would definitely choose MTR Dal oats over Saffola masala oats as it does not require any cooking. It is always recommended to consume packaged food occasionally and not on a regular basis as controlled eating is always the key to a healthy lifestyle.