Should We Eat Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Noodles?

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Maggi was banned royally and a new noodle brand was launched in India by our yogi guru Ramdev Baba popularly known for his yoga and Ayurvedic products which he sells under the brand name Patanjali.

Patanjali Noodles – Know Everything about the Product

No sooner than people started boycotting Maggi after the failed tests in the Indian labs for Lead and MSG, than Babaji came up with the idea of his own product.

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The Good About Baba Ramdev’s Noodles

This instant noodles comes without any MSG (monosodium glutamate) or Lead

It is purely made of whole wheat flour.

Healthy Iodized Salt is used in Patanjali Noodles

It is made in rice barn oil as against the palm oil which other company uses.

The Masala mix has all the healthy spices in it including Turmeric, cumin seed, onion, garlic and ginger.

It is comparatively cheap. This Atta Noodles is of Rs. 15 only as against Maggi’s Atta Noodles which is priced at Rs. 25.

The Bad about Patanjali Noodles and why it is Not a Healthy & Safer option As Well!

Though it doesn’t have MSG (E621), it does have flavor enhancers E627 and E631. In addition, here E631 is produced from tapioca starch but normally it is made up from sardines and meat. Even if we trust that Baba Ramdev will use ‘only’ plant sources in making the vegetarian Patanjali Noodles (Been using Patanjali goods and they are quite good), the enhancers are not good at all – forget being healthy.

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E627 and E631 are two enhancers which are not at all permitted in any type of food for kids and infants. Almost all the potato chips have this content and kids eat it but at least they don’t claim it to be healthy. So, if Maggi is not healthy even Patanjali Noodles without MSG & Lead is not healthy and so are the other brands of noodles. This means either boycott all noodles or eat whatever is available in gaps. Wonder, why didn’t Baba Ramdev  used some healthy flavor enhancers in Patanjali Noodles.

Also, the taste of Baba Ramdev’s Atta Noodles is not so good. One could have still consumed if it was healthy but now that it is not, it is worthless to consume such tasteless noodles – so what if it is prepared with Atta and has no MSG or Lead. Parents would rather go for another tasty as well as healthy option. There are plenty if you ask me.

The product doesn’t have mandatory approval from FSSAI as of now. You might see the license number on the packet. However, this license number which is used by Patanjali is a generalized license given to the brand for certain products but not for the product in question.

Lastly, it is not even 2 months of the launch of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Noodles and a consumer found a bug from the sealed packet. Now, my question to you is the obvious –

Will you go for this Atta Noodles?

Reference: IE, Fodreactions.org

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  • Bharat

    The taste is AWESOME, but yeah, I’d be happier if the flavor enhancers weren’t present, or healthy alternatives added which can give the umami taste without being chemicals with side effects.

    The price is good, taste is awesome, and it is healthier compared to the maida (which contains alloxan, a known pancreas cell killer) noodles. Typically, a few hours after eating maggi or other brand noodles, one gets a series of acidic burps which leave one feeling bloated and lousy.

    From my own experience, this ISN’T the case with Patanjali Noodles. Even though I hogged down 4 packs of these noodles, I felt no burps/heaviness after the typical 3-4 hours.

    Thumbs up to Patanjali for making this, but hope they make it even healthier!

  • Dhrupad Gupta

    As per your opinion E631 and E627 is harmful, search it again, its
    harmful for asthmatic persons, if used in high concentrations. so
    summary of this short story is its flavor enhancer, means not used in
    large amount , hence not harmful.
    and vegan authenticity of
    E627&31 on that we can debate long. because they have two type of
    resource, one is non-veg source and other is veg source.

    PS if its flavor enhancer is from non veg source then packet has to have red dot on it, if not, and source is some non veg substance then bark on government authorities who inspects.

    • ZerothGlacius

      I am an asthmatic. I know which noodles cause me problems and which don’t. The biggest problem has been caused to me by Maggi after it’s relaunch – it appears to contain signficantly higher quantity of E631 and E627 compared to any competitor. The next is Ching’s Secret noodles. The rest are mosty fine.

      Patanjali’s noodles do not cause any allergic reactions to me – no asthma, no sputum, no stomach pain, no drowsiness – even if consumed in large quantities (2 packets are enough to cause all of these to me in case of Maggi – that’s why I always used to take a single pack only for Maggi at a time).

      Patanjali noodles are Atta and cooked in rice bran oil. I do not know of health benefits but I am reasonably well-nutrified on days when there is nothing to eat but these noodles (sometimes I work late nights off-site). These noodles actually taste better than Yippee or Ching’s (at least to me). The taste can be enhanced by adding Masala-E-Magic, if so necessary (I don’t do it).

      As for FSSAI approval, the company which got the notice from FSSAI is a licensed noodles maker (Akash Yog), and primarily produces noodles for HUL in the same facility (Knorr Soupy Noodles). Then I ought to wonder why HUL has not got any notice but Patanjali has?

      All other contract manufacturers are properly licensed to produce instant noodles. Magic Foods, one of the noodles plants, produces noodles for every private brand from big bazaar to reliance to more store to HUL.