“I am having oats these days.”
“Why? Are you on diet?”
Isn’t this the typical response when someone mentions oats? Are these beneficial for weight loss? TBH, I know very few people who like to eat oats! But with the introduction of flavored and instant oats, the dynamics seem to be changing.
Most of us do not like to eat that slimy dull white colored oats porridge but don't have a better and healthier option to go for in the morning rush hours. Saffola has introduced instant masala oats just like Quaker Oats for the people who hate homemade oats porridge. Which one do you think is better: Quaker oats or Saffola oats?
DIFFERENT FLAVOURS OF SAFFOLA MASALA OATS
Life doesn’t give you as many options as Saffola Masala Oats that offers Classic Masala, Pav Bhaji, Chinese, Italian flavors, and so on... suitable for Indian as well as the International plate. It is easy to prepare, ready in 3 minutes which comes with an attractive packaging style. Let’s explore multiple flavours to find out your favorite;
- Saffola Masala Oats - Classic Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Curry & Pepper Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Masala & Coriander Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Veggie Twist Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Peppy Tomato Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Chinese Flavour Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Italian Flavour Masala
- Saffola Masala Oats - Lemony Twist
- Saffola Masala Oats - Mint Chutney
- Saffola Masala Oats - Pav Bhaji
39g of Saffola oats= Rs. 15 approx.
1 Kg of Saffola oats= Rs. 150 - 190 approx.
The look and feel of these food products are really tempting... let's see if the nutrition box is!
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NUTRITION OF SAFFOLA MASALA OATS
These little packets of masala oats contain around 74% oats, which is a good amount to look at. 1 serve (39g) of masala oats contains 25 g of carbs, 161 calories, 4g fat, 4.6g protein which is fine, but it also contains certain ingredients that kind of defeat the purpose of having oats and makes the nutritive value of normal oats comparatively higher.
INGREDIENTS IN SAFFOLA MASALA OATS
Saffola masala oats contain corn starch, wheat flour, dehydrated vegetables, emulsifiers, flavoring agents, etc. As we know any processed food is not a very good option for those conscious about their health due to its high salt content which causes obesity and high blood pressure. This one (supposed to be a healthy option for plain oats) does contain synthetic ingredients.
It also contains vegetable oil, and in addition to which the cooking instructions ask us to add 1 tsp of oil to it. This very obviously increases the fat content of your yummy breakfast bowl. You can try a healthier version by making delicious oats soup right at the comfort of your home. Wondering how you can do it? Simple. Check out this healthy soup recipe.
ARE SAFFOLA OATS HEALTHY OR UNHEALTHY?
Most of us have oats for breakfast, as it is healthy, low in fat, high in fiber and many other nutrients. Saffola Masala Oats has all the above nutrients with a considerable amount of fat and a dash of emulsifiers and flavoring agents!
It can be a good option for those staying in hostels or as paying guests, who cannot cook at home and are forced to eat unhealthy food, that is the major benefit of saffola masala oats. Not as an everyday option, but as a once-in-a-week option. Consult a dietitian at The Wellness Corner to help you choose healthy meal plans.
Saffola oats are a healthy option but not for everyone. If diabetic, the portion has to be controlled, or else can have negative effects due to some ingredients like high salt content. But they are definitely better than other junkies and can be consumed sometimes. Luckily, they have an array of flavours that you can feast on.
Be careful when you pick any processed food from the supermarket. Be it oats or anything for that matter. Don't forget to check out the ingredients. It always comes with a clause! Always question yourself, are we choosing health or taste?