Cooking Maggi Wrong Way Dangerous for Health?

Don't know how true this is.  Don't know if it applies to other kinds of noodles/pasta too.  Read it here so thought of sharing.  Can someone confirm?  The Foodie Physician, what do you think?

Update: please read comments below by Anjali Bapna Shukla, The Foodie Physician, and Vishakha.

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BEWARE MAGGI LOVERS: COOKING MAGGI IN WRONG WAY IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR HEALTH.
Many of us can't live without " Maggi " especially when one is away from home, in a foreign land. Here is a piece of information to share so that we can remove the potential health hazard of consuming Maggi.
DO NOT IGNORE THIS ... Especially those fond of Maggi... 


CORRECT WAY OF COOKING NOODLES
The correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health: 

Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for around 3 minutes and then it's ready to eat.  This is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles.  By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder, normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structure of the MSG, causing it to be toxic. 

The other thing that you may or may not realize is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have eaten the noodles.

CORRECT METHOD:

1. Boil the noodles in a pot of water. 
2. Once the noodles are cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax. 
3. Boil another pot of water, add the cooked noodles into the hot boiling water and then turn off the stove. 
4. Only at this stage when the stove is off, and while the water is very hot, add the flavoring powder into the water, to make noodle soup. 
5. However, if you need dry noodles, remove the noodles and add the flavoring powder and toss it to get dry noodles. 

Dietician's Note: 
If you buy plain hakka noodles which you make, you initially need to boil in water and discard the water. This will soften the noodles but to prevent it from sticking we need to add a Tbsp of oil and also the noodles are deep fried partially to make them crunchy and then dusted with flour to prevent them from sticking while boiling. Hence when you buy the noodles they are already made unhealthy and this is the type we use to make stir fry noodles and the regular Maggie too is made the same way, plus they add MSG / Ajinomoto and other chemical preservatives. 

A large number of patients with ages ranging from 18-24 years are ending up with pancreatitis either as a swelling or infection of the pancreas due to regular consumption of instant noodles. If the frequency is more than 3 times a week, then it is very hazardous. 

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Again, I haven't written this and don't know if it's it's accurate.  Originally read here.

26 comments:

  1. oh.. I didn't know this and have cooked it the wrong way all along.. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Yes, MSG is not a good thing for sure. Though Maggi does not have MSG (Flavor Enhancer 621), but it has Flavor Enhancer 635 which is not good, too. These flavor additives can lead to several symptoms in your body, from a simple itchy rash to life threatening conditions, if you are allergic to them. Doctors always advice one to avoid 'Maggi' and any Canned/instant food, even market pickles and ketchups in pregnancy, because they can trigger multiple food intolerance in the unborn babies. I always advice people to live more on natural foods, rather than these so-called 'tasty foods with artificial flavors/enhancers'. You should ideally avoid all instant and packed/canned foods, esp. with flavor enhancers 631, 635, 627 and MSG 621).

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    1. Oh boy, that's a lot of good information. Thanks for sharing, Anjali!

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    2. For your kind information, flavor enhancers 631, 635 is being obtained from Fish

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  3. Even i have heard about this.. in fact it was a forward mail.. dono how much of is true though!

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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  4. I don't know this. Thanks for the information.

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  5. wow, i did not know this.. so scary. thanks for the warning.

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  6. So scary ... thanks for sharing .........

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  7. Oh my God! dint know this. have to think twice before buying it further. thanks a ton for the info.

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  8. This is so scary, kids especially love noodles..

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  9. Thanks for sharing dear... didnt know this till today

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  10. omg, i had absolutely no idea! wax & msg... n i have probably hogged 50 kilos of maggi till date! wish i knew all this before :(

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  11. I definitely agree with Anjali Bapna Shukla about the unhealthy properties of MSG and other artificial flavor enhancers. As far as them being converted into toxic chemicals upon boiling, I can not specifically comment on this. However I do have a link to an amazing (and disturbing) video about how our bodies digest (or more accurately can't digest) the wax coated noodles. Bottomline, these products (Maggi/Ramen) are definitely not doctor recommended!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/ramen-digestion_n_1263825.html

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    1. Thanks, Doc!
      I couldn't dare watch the video, but the picture gives a good picture as to what happens.
      Can't believe how and why mothers let kids eat noodles since young age!?

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  12. omg.cant believe it..thanx 4 the info dear
    Maha

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  13. Hey nisha!! Thank u for sharing with us ... !! Hope u r doing good

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  14. Scary! I used to eat Maggi all the time when I went to India. I literally survived on it for weeks! Good to know for my next trip. :)


    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far!

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  15. I too read that about maggi, I don't know if it's true but why take the risk.

    I was trying to leave a comment on your koKo kokonut cake but I am not able to even see the comment form. You might want to check that.

    Well I am really excited to see that recipe coz its vegan n my husband loves coconut. I'll try it soon . :)

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  16. Thought provoking for sure. Did you know fried chicken also has MSG as flavouring. They used to put it on their packaging, but don't anymore.

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    1. I'm a vegetarian and didn't know about that ... but I hope other people reading this would take note!
      Thanks La :)

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  17. Just read this post. few years ago, I had made Mama noodles (Thai instant noodles), with the intention of making a stir fried version. I drained the water probably from 2 packets of noodles. I forgot to throw the water immediately. I came back to the kitchen a couple of hours later and was shocked to see that the drained out water was actually a semi-solid wax like substance. It was terrible and that is how I started finding out more about the wax on instant noodles. I drastically reduced my consumption of any instant noodles. Now, I have it may be once or twice a month at best.

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    1. Gosh, so it's not just Maggi! Thanks for the valuable input about the Mama noodles, Vishakha.

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  18. What a load of bollocks. Lets see some authentic research to support these unbiased claims. On one hand you have a good few people who have eaten it 'the wrong way' and showed no sympotoms and on the other is a 'doctor' sharing opinion, rumour and hearsay as facts!

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  19. This is nothing but a HOAX!! Check it out...
    http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Health/cooking-maggi-in-wrong-way-is-very-dangerous-for-health.html

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