The popular atta noodles by Patanjali have been in the trend for quite a time now and have been popular among most kids and adults. Today we are going to review Patanjali atta noodles and determine whether they are good for our health or not.
In one word if I had to answer this, I would definitely say “No” to the consumption of Patanjali Atta noodles. Not only Patanjali Noodles but other noodles in the market such as Yipee noodles or Maggi noodles and various others are not at all good for health. Let’s see why.
Ingredients in Patanjali Atta noodles
The main ingredients present in Patanjali Atta noodles are as follows.
- Wheat flour
- Edible rice bran oil
- Xanthan gum
- Dehydrated vegetables
- Mixed spices
- Flavor enhancers ( E627 and E631 )
- Vegetable protein
- Soy sauce powder
- Thickener ( E415 )
- Acidifying agent ( E330 )
6 reasons why Patanjali Atta Noodles is not good for our health
1. It is not entirely made up of atta
If we analyze the packaging properly we find whole wheat flour and refined wheat flour as its ingredients. Refined wheat flour is basically maida. So Patanjali is using maida as their ingredient (though the amount of maida used is less ) and hence these noodles cannot be claimed as entirely atta noodles.
2. Dehydrated vegetables
Dehydrated vegetables are used in Patanjali Atta noodles which are not considered good for your health as they contain more calories and sodium which might lead to diabetes and obesity. Fresh vegetables are always recommended and are our ultimate choice. Though nowadays in this world of adulteration fresh vegetables are hard to find.
3. Emulsifiers 627 and 631 are used
Emulsifiers 627 and 631, both are non-vegetarian.
Emulsifier 627 is also known as disodium guanylate and is generally made by a combination of yeast and fish.
Emulsifier 631 is also known as Disodium inosinate and is made from fish or meat.
But Patanjali Atta Noodles claim to be 100% vegetarian. So, how can this be considered vegetarian if it contains non-vegetarian emulsifiers?
Besides this fact, E631 is not at all suitable for asthmatic patients. This is because inosinates are metabolized to purines and should be also avoided by people having gout problems.
E627 is also not good for people who are suffering from asthma. As Patanjali Atta noodles contain these emulsifiers and do not mention the quantity used they cannot be regarded as a safe noodles.
4. Use of E330 and E415
E415 is a natural polysaccharide and is considered safe. But if used in larger amounts it can lead to bloating and flatulence. Patanjali atta noodles never mention the quantity of the thickener they use and hence cannot be considered safe.
On the other hand, E330 is considered safe and can be consumed by all without any side effects.
5. Mineral (Calcium carbonate)
Patanjali Atta Noodles contain minerals ( Calcium carbonate ) which may be considered safe if consumed in less amount. But regular consumption for a longer period of time may lead to constipation and loss of appetite.
6. Does not mention the usage of color
Patanjali Atta Noodles definitely contains added colors but does not mention anything about color on their packaging. You can easily guess the presence of color in the noodles after preparation.
Who should not have Patanjali Atta noodles?
- People suffering from celiac disease
- People with gluten sensitivity
- People suffering from lactose intolerance ( as it contains trace minerals of milk)
- People having an allergy to soy product
- People with acidity problems
What is the substitute for Patanjali Atta noodles?
It is very hard to find anything organic or great products in this adulterated market. Any types of noodles fall under junk food and have no benefits for your health. But if you really want to consume noodles or your kids love noodles you should go for the plain Thai rice noodles available in the Indian markets and prepare them with fresh vegetables at home. Rice noodles are gluten-free and lactose-free and are far better than these noodles on a nutritional basis.
Personally, keeping nutritional information and safety of our health in constant I would rate Patanjali Atta noodles a 2 out of 5.