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A hot soup with five E's

A hot soup with five E's

In terms of compliance with the law of labeling is OK. We learned that it is an instant soup from Knorr, which can be prepared with boiled water, without having to be boiled, in which were added about five E's.

In terms of compliance with the law of labeling is OK. We learned that it is an instant soup from Knorr, which can be prepared with boiled water, without having to be boiled, in which were added about five E's.
Chicken soup with noodles contains carbohydrates (starch - slow sugar) in the form of wheat flour pasta (64.4%), maltodextrin (hydrolyzed starch - easily metabolizable sugar), salt.
Analyze. Prof. dr. Gheorghe Mencinicopschi analyzes the flavor enhancers (Es) of this soup: "monosodium glutamate - E 621, inosinated, but we do not know which of them, because it may be E 633, E 632 or E 631; guanylate, but also we do not know which of the three E 629, E 628, E 627; caramel, but it is also uncertain, as it is of four types E 150c, E 150d, E 150b, E 150a; citric acid - E 330.


Monosodium glutamate is an artificial flavor enhancer, characteristic of Chinese cuisine, which can cause, if consumed frequently, Chinese cuisine disease - nausea, headache, vomiting - sensitive people. Monosodium glutamate is a hidden source of sodium, which should be taken into consideration by people with hyposodium diets or who control their salt intake. Frequent consumption is not recommended.
Both inosinate and guanite sodium, potassium or calcium are artificial flavor enhancers, incompletely evaluated in terms of food safety. There are four types of caramel: one natural and three artificial. They can be obtained from thermally and / or chemically modified plant sugars, a process in which potentially carcinogenic Maillard type compounds are generated. "
Carbohydrates. The composition also contains vegetable fat, without specifying its type (hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated). "From a nutritional point of view, a serving of soup is energy balanced, having 51.4 Kcal, but it contains a large amount of carbohydrates compared to protein. A serving of soup contains 10 grams of carbohydrates, respectively the equivalent of a slice of bread. , which should take into account the calorie count of people with diabetes.
The conclusion: not to be consumed frequently by children, people suffering from cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, with systemic inflammatory status, with low immunity, "says our specialist.
(Magda Marincovici)
Source: National Journal
October 30, 2006