Grain the chips are made from – Whole Grain Corn Calories per serving



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Doritos


Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips

  1. Grain the chips are made fromWhole Grain Corn



  1. Calories per serving 150 cal.

  2. Serving size 1 oz (28g/about 12 chips)



  1. What kind of fat is used Corn oil

  2. What is saturated fat from – 1g

  3. What is unsaturated fat from – 0

  4. What is trans-fat – Trans-fat is a type of dietary fat. Trans fats are made when food makers turn liquid oils into solid fats, like shortening or margarine. Skip

  5. Why is trans-fat so damaging to health Trans fats raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower your HDL (good) cholesterol; high LDL along with low HDL levels can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries. This increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, along with weight gain and diabetes.



  1. How much salt are in Doritos 210mg

  2. Effects of sodium and why The body needs a small amount of sodium to function properly. Sodium helps you retain water and helps ensure you have fluid outside your cells (extracellular fluid). Small amounts of sodium helps your nerve cells communicate with each other, in turn, aiding brain function. Excess sodium may cause hypertension (high blood pressure) and over time, that excess pressure stresses your blood vessels, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart failure. There are other potential side effects of an excessively salty diet: risk of gastric cancer, damage to your stomach lining, which increases your risk of infections and your cancer risk. Too much sodium in your system can alter the levels of certain hormones (like PTH, or parathyroid hormone) that also impact your bones. Sodium seems to increase the amount of bone loss over time, which could contribute to osteoporosis.

  1. What dyes or food coloring are used Artificial Color (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, And Red 40)

  2. How are Doritos made Doritos begin as a huge sack full of corn kernels. First, they’re cooked, soaked, and rinsed thoroughly. Then the kernels are grinded to make a delicate corn dough, which is flattened and cut into cool triangles. We bake the triangles and then fry them. Lastly, each triangle gets a dash of salt or special spice and officially becomes a Dorito. Last



  1. Do Doritos have phenylalanine Although it’s not listed Doritos nacho flavored chips contain milk ingredients and cheddar cheese which are both high in phenylalanine.

  2. Why would phenylalanine have to be listed It would have to be listed because companies are required by law to do so and because it’s a type of supplement that can trigger allergic reactions. In addition, it has quite a few side effects.

  1. What ingredient is found in the greatest and least amount Corn and Disodium Guanylate.

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