Got this from a TOI report on labelling on food. It basically lists the trans fats in food per 100 gm as got from CERCs Insight magazine. In that list pictured here, Masala Dosa is listed as having more trans fatty acids than pizza and cake and even "desi sweets".
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Now firstly, trans fatty acids are not the only indicator of food being healthy or otherwise. Maida, sugar content etc. also come into play.
Having said that my elementary knowledge of this trans fat business says that you need to be using hygrogenated vegetable oils to create trans fats (by and large).
My elementary knowledge of cooking also tells me that typically in most non moronic households, dosa is made with til oil - one of the best oils to be consumed.
Also, pizza and cake apart being made with maida (one of the main culprits of ill health) also contain more hydrogenated fat than dosas. Even bread has a fair amount of hydrogenated fat. Not sure how this report got this value for dosa. Even in hotels, dosas are not made with so much fat, unless it is some butter paneer masala dosa.
Funny aint it? Or am I getting something wrong?