Maggi - Untangling The Myths

A hot bowl of Maggi is instant happiness. Whether you are stuck on isolated highways during road trips, camping or a college student, Maggi is convenient, quick and easy to make. Maggi is handy and easy to experiment with and can be made with vegetables, meats or herbs. After a hard day at work or partying late into the night, remember the innumerable times Maggi saved you from going bed hungry?

Remember the famous quote “eat to live” and not “live to eat”? Yes, that applies to Maggi too. While enjoying any of your favorite food including Maggi, moderation is the key. It’s not really about just eating Maggi but the quantity and the frequency at which you consume them that really matters.

Let’s look at some myths about Maggi:

Maggi is unhealthy

Truth: An active lifestyle, balanced diet and moderation are a perfect formula to good health. When consumed in moderation, Maggi does not cause any harm to our health. In fact, a pack of Maggi provides 1/5 th of the total fat requirement for a person’s daily diet.

Maggi contains fat 

Truth: According to ICMR recommendation on Dietary Guidelines for Indians, fat content is also important in a balanced diet. In fact, the total fat in the diet should provide between 20-30% of total calories. The fat content per pack in MAGGI at 11-13g falls within the recommended proportions.

Maggi is full of carbohydrates

Truth: A balanced diet should provide nutrients in proper proportions and approximately 50-60% of total calories in a day from carbohydrates, about 10-15% from proteins and 20-30% from fat according to ICMR recommendation on Dietary Guidelines for Indians. The balance between Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat in a pack of MAGGI noodles is very similar to these recommendations.  

Maggi are fried, hence harmful 

Truth: Every pack of MAGGI noodle goes through 5 step cooking for packaging and longevity purposes. In the first step they are steamed followed by baking. The third step involves quick frying  to reduce the moisture and to cook the noodle cakes enough to provide stability. This step ensures each pack of Maggi stays fresh for several months. Finally after drying and cooling the noodles are packed.

And there is so much more that you can make with a pack of Maggi to turn them into a gourmet meal. Make a sumptuous noodle salad by adding seasonal greens, cook them with exotic vegetables for a wholesome meal or make a soupy broth when the temperatures dip. Here is an easy recipe that will leave your taste buds tingling:

Maggi Noodles with Exotic Vegetables

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Serves: 1-2 persons


  • 1 pack Maggi
  • 1/2 Zucchini chopped length-wise
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 4-5 nos French beans trimmed & chopped
  • Cooking Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Dark soy sauce as per taste
  • Chili Sauce as per taste
  • Maggi tastemaker
  • Chopped spring onion greens for garnish


  • Stir fry the vegetables with oil on a high flame till they soften but still crunchy.
  • Cook Maggi noddles in hot water as per instructions, without the taste maker and add to the stir fried vegetables.
  • Mix together dark soy sauce, chili sauce and taste maker to make a seasoning. Add to the noodles and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.


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