Shocking Levels of Saturated Fat, Salt and 2000 Calories in A Kebab

by Tanya Thomas on  January 29, 2009 at 11:08 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Shocking Levels of Saturated Fat, Salt and 2000 Calories in A Kebab
Britain's popular post-booze snack, the Turkish doner kebab, has unprecedented levels of salt and fat; a new report has found. Just 2 of the kebabs can give people their recommended saturated fat intake for a week!

A survey conducted by the Local Authority Coordinators of Regulatory Services (Lacors) reveals "shocking" levels of fat, salt, and calories in doner kebabs.

The study officers from 76 councils sampled the nutritional value of 494 kebabs and found that the worst kebab contained 346 per cent of a woman's daily saturated fat intake, or half the weekly allowance.

It also contained 277 per cent of the daily-recommended salt intake for a woman and 1,990 calories.

An average kebab, without sauce, contained 148 per cent of an adult's daily saturated fat allowance and 98 per cent of their recommended daily salt intake.

"The level of saturated fat and salt in some is a serious cause for concern," the Telegraph quoted Geoffrey Theobald, of Lacors as saying.

The study also found that kebabs in the north-west of England were "fattest" and contained 1,101 calories, while those in Northern Ireland averaged 843 calories.

Source: ANI

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