In our everyday lifestyle, we prioritize our health so much, be it weight loss or sugar reduction in our diet or a proper nutrition-based diet. For achieving such results oats in breakfast have been the most effective one. Oats are rich in complex carbohydrates and proteins, as a result, it is considered perfect for every generation. But the main problem with oats is that it is not preferred by everyone because of their taste.
But what if you get tasty oats along with their nutritional benefits intact on a regular basis? Keeping this question in mind Saffola releases its new Saffola Masala Oats where they claim that the oats are actually tasty and also have all their nutritional value intact.
So, today in this article we will be reviewing Saffola Masala Oats and will be determining if it is actually good for our health or not. Let’s begin.
- Oats – 73.9%
- Salt and Spices
- Dried vegetables (Carrots, onion flakes, green peas)
- Sugar and Starch
- Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- Wheat power
- Vegetable oil
- Added flavors ( 627,631 )
- Antioxidant 320
Nutritional information (per 100g)
Amount of actual oats
Saffola Masala Oats mentions the presence of almost 74% of oats in 1 pack which is considered great. The quality of any product is determined by the amount of the main ingredient present in it. Rolled oats are used here in this product. Rolled oats are normal oats that are steamed and rolled so that the cooking time decreases.
Amount of sugar present
Maltodextrin can be considered a form of sugar. Along with this sugar and starch are also found in this product. But the amount of sugar present is less and can be considered good. 1 pinch of sugar is found in this product but it is better for diabetic patients to avoid this product.
Spices and dried vegetables
Saffola Masala Oats contains 3.4% spices which include onion, pepper cumin, turmeric, garlic, fenugreek, clove, red chili and nutmeg. Along with this it also contains 3% dried vegetables which include carrots, onion flakes and green peas. All vegetables used in this product are processed and may not pass the nutritional benefits of these vegetables.
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein also known as HVP is present in Saffola Masala Oats. The HVP present in these oats is Monosodium glutamate ( a substitute for Ajinomoto ) which is not that harmful to our body. You can also learn more about Ajinomoto in our previous article which mentions if it’s harmful to our health or not. MSG is a type of processed protein and is easily digested in our bodies. But if you are allergic to wheat or soy you should avoid any hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
Flavors 627 and 631 are found in Saffola Masala Oats so that they do not need to use a high amount of MSG in this product. Both 627 and 631 are marked safe for our health by WHO and FAO. But yes, these flavors should be avoided by small children who can face various side effects due to these flavors.
Antioxidant 320 also known as Butylated Hydroxyanisole is quite a controversial antioxidant. World Health Organization is still conducting research on Butylated Hydroxyanisole on whether it’s harmful to our health or not. Some reports state that this antioxidant may lead to cancer but it is still not proven.
Fewer calories but more protein and dietary fiber
100g ( almost 2 packets) of Saffola Masala Oats provides you with just 383 calories which are actually great. Fewer calories in breakfast are always recommended. 11g of protein is found in 100g which is again great for breakfast food. A great amount of dietary fiber is found in these oats. Almost 12g of dietary fiber is found in 100g which is very high. The daily requirement of dietary fiber in our body is 40grams and consuming 100gms of these oats will easily help you fulfill the daily requirement. Both soluble and insoluble fibers are found in this product which is again considered great for your health.
1 single pack (38g) of Saffola Masala Oats costs you around Rs 15. If you want to include these oats as a proper breakfast food you should at least consume 2 packets of these oats. A nutritious breakfast at Rs30 is actually great. There are 3 flavors of Saffola oats viz Saffola Oats Classic Masala, Saffola Oats Peppy Twist and Saffola Oats Veggie Twist. All three flavors are of the same price.
Who should avoid this product?
- Diabetic patients should not consume this product as it contains sugar
- It is always advisable to consult your doctor before giving Saffola Masala Oats to small children and pregnant women as it contains antioxidant 320.
- People with kidney and liver problems should also avoid this product as it clearly does mention the amount of sodium present in it.
- People with allergies to wheat or soy should absolutely stay away from this product.
So, as you can see Saffola Masala Oats are both safe and nutritive in nature. These oats can be consumed on a regular basis as breakfast food. Only people with the above-mentioned problems should definitely consult their doctor before the consumption of Saffola oats. Saffola oats can be considered better than your regular oats as it has a great taste and has high nutritive values.