Which brands did not declare their sugar and salt?
A popular snack/namkeen (from ‘namak', meaning salt) in India, moong dal is considered to be rich in protein and low in fat. There is also the instant energy (and satisfaction) that comes from savouring a favourite snack. Talking of energy, it is one of the things whose value should be mentioned on the label of the moong dal packet. This and the amounts of protein, carbohydrate, fat, sugar, etc. With the many brands of moong dal snack on the retail shelves, we are definitely better off knowing on what basis to take our pick. The most obvious place to start with is the information given on the label, and that's what we will do in the following report. Given that nutrition labels are not always easy or simple enough to interpret, or standardised for enabling comparison among brands in a specific category, we have here culled out the essential details on the basis of which we as consumers can make informed and healthy choices. Interestingly, while declaration of sodium/salt on food products label is not mandatory as per Indian law, it was declared by a few among the eight brands we studied.