Sen­sory Eval­u­a­tion

Consumer Voice - - Food & Stuff | Potato Chips -

Brand

Bingo

Haldiram’s

Lay’s

Parle’s

All the five brands were eval­u­ated by ex­pert pan­el­lists at a food and nu­tri­tion lab­o­ra­tory of a re­puted col­lege of Delhi Univer­sity. The brands were rated on pre­de­fined pa­ram­e­ters on a 5-point scale where 5 stood for ex­cel­lent, 4 for good, 3 for av­er­age, 2 for poor, and 1 for very poor.

Un­cle Chipps Colour and ap­pear­ance

3.9

3.7

4.3

3.8

3.4 Aroma and

flavour

3.4

3.3

3.9

3.3

3.0 Re­duce Salt In­take to Save Lives: WHO Calls

for Global Ef­fort On World Heart Day, marked on 29 Septem­ber 2014, WHO called on coun­tries to take ac­tion on the overuse of salt by im­ple­ment­ing WHO’s sodium re­duc­tion rec­om­men­da­tions to cut the num­ber of peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing heart dis­ease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives.

The main source of sodium in our diet is salt. It can come from sodium glu­ta­mate and sodium chlo­ride, and is used as a condi­ment in many parts of the world. In many coun­tries, 80 per cent of salt in­take comes from pro­cessed foods such as bread, cheese, bot­tled sauces, cured meats and ready­made meals.

Con­sum­ing too much salt can lead (or con­trib­ute) to hyper­ten­sion, or high blood pres­sure, and greatly in­crease the risk of heart dis­ease and stroke.

On av­er­age, peo­ple con­sume around 10 grams of salt per day. This is around dou­ble WHO’s rec­om­mended level from all sources, in­clud­ing pro­cessed foods, ready­made meals and food pre­pared at home. WHO’s ev­i­dence-based strate­gies to re­duce salt con­sump­tion in­clude: man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­tail­ers re­duce the lev­els of salt in food and bev­er­age prod­ucts; Bite and

taste

3.7

3.2

4.4

3.7

3.6 man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­tail­ers make healthy food (with low salt) avail­able and af­ford­able; pro­mote salt re­duc­tion) in pub­lic places such as schools, hos­pi­tals, work­places and pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions; eas­ily un­der­stand the level of salt in prod­ucts; the mar­ket­ing of foods and non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages to chil­dren. Strate­gies for in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies to re­duce salt in­take in­clude:

to check salt lev­els;

pre­pared food; from din­ing ta­bles; a fifth of a tea­spoon over the course of a day; prod­ucts;

mostly un­pro­cessed foods with­out adding salt.

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