The Indian Samosa Is Healthier Than The American Burger
The Indian Samosa Is Healthier Than The American Burger: According to a recent report published by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) a Samosa is healthier than a burger. And the reason behind it is because it’s made from fresh ingredients, unlike a burger.
INGREDIENTS OF SAMOSA
Samosa has fresh and chemical free ingredients, like refined wheat flour, cumin, boiled potatoes, peas, salt, chilies, spices, vegetable oil or ghee which are all healthier alternatives to ingredients that go in making a burger.
INGREDIENTS OF BURGER
A burger, on the other hand, has preservatives, acidity regulator, emulsifier, improver and antioxidant along with refined wheat flour, sugar, wheat gluten, edible vegetable oil, yeast, salt, soya flour, sesame seed, vegetables, mayonnaise, and cheese or potato patty.
Both of these foods are junk and neither of these is healthy, but when put together and compared, samosa wins the race. From that dough to the freshly mashed potatoes, a piping hot samosa straight out of a kadhai will always be better than a burger. “Fresh food contains none of the chemicals present in ultra-processed food,” says the report.
The ingredients used in burger makes it more tasty and palatable compared to Indian samosa.
CSE, while filling this report also did a survey ‘Know Your Diet’ between September 2016 -March 2017 of over 13,000 children aging from 9-17 years from 15 different states of our country.
The research concluded an increase in the consumption of packaged food high in fat salt and sugar, which increases with age. Processed foods, mainly junk food contain preservatives and fat that makes the food palatable but increases the risk of obesity.
So, the next time you crave for an evening snack, grab a desi samosa instead of an American burger.