Trans fatty acids, which pose a serious health danger, can be produced by repeatedly reheating oil, even oil of the highest quality, according to health experts.
Pakoras, samosas, kachoris, and jalebis, which are frequently eaten during iftar and are fried in such oil, may increase the chance of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other illnesses.
According to studies, trans fatty acids are related to heart disease and stroke. Sadly, the risks of consuming oil that has been heated several times are unknown to most customers. Trans fat consumers have a twofold increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared to non-consumers.
Experts counsel against using oil that has frequently been reheated to prepare iftar dishes in order to lower the risk of heart disease. Instead, oil should be thrown away after two to three frying rounds. In order to reduce the danger brought on by trans fats, consumers should refrain from purchasing iftar dishes from stores.
Because the relevant government organisations have paid little attention to the issue, shopkeepers, bakers, confectioners, and vendors offer iftar meals cooked in frequently reheated oil in the majority of marketplaces.
Experts claim that professionally produced iftar foods are frequently prepared with low-quality edible oil that contains trans fats.