Creator Claims IndiGo’s Magic Upma Has 50% More Sodium Than Maggi; Airline Releases A Statement

50% per cent more sodium than Maggi? It's indeed shocking!

by Shreya Ghosh
Creator Claims IndiGo’s Magic Upma Has 50% More Sodium Than Maggi; Airline Releases A Statement

Do you often travel on flights? Do you prefer eating the pre-packaged food products served on flights? If yes, then you might need to take a step back before deciding on purchasing those packets the next time. Recently, a creator shared a video of IndiGo airline’s food items and the amount of sodium present in it. Shockingly, the percentage is actually quite scary, and looks like upma and poha served on flights is not a healthy option.

Magic Upma Served On IndiGo Flights Contains 50 Per Cent More Sodium Than Maggi

Taking to X, Revant Himatsingka “Food Pharmer” (@foodpharmer2) revealed the amount of sodium packed in a container of magic upma.

Revant Himatsingka, famously known as Food Pharmer among Netizens, is popular on social media for his interesting videos. He usually focuses on content where he discusses the ingredients packed inside different food items. After many of his viral videos, he grabbed the attention once again sharing beneficial information. His recent video sheds light on the contents of packets of magic upma, poha, and dal chawal served on IndiGo flights.

The influencer’s revelations have completely left us in shock. While we consider upma to be a healthy food made without any unhealthy ingredients, we are surprised to find that IndiGo’s magic upma actually contains 50 per cent more sodium than Maggi. Yes, you read that right! Looks like not everything that we think to be healthy is really healthy when we focus on the contents mentioned in the packaging.

While each serving of Maggi contains 719.8 mg of sodium, the magic upma of IndiGo has a shocking 1094 mg of sodium. IndiGo’s poha and dal chawal have 1322 mg and 728 mg of sodium respectively. The presence of sodium in such a high quantity is quite concerning.

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The Airline Responded To The Viral Video

IndiGo Upma
Picture credit- Wikimedia Commons

This video started a conversation on the X platform. Seeing all these, IndiGo has released a statement recently. It stated that the airline serves fresh pre-packaged food items from the most reputed vendors. They follow FSSAI guidelines to mention the ingredients and nutritional details. Also, the amount of salt is well within prescribed standards.

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Would you continue to eat poha, dal chawal, and upma while travelling with IndiGo?

Cover Image Courtesy: Revant Himatsingka “Food Pharmer” (@foodpharmer2) 

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