Shocking research sheds light on kebab content

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A new study into the nutritional content of kebabs sold in the UK has shown that the late-night take-out could be disastrous for healthy eating, with some doner kebabs racking up as many has 1000 calories without sauce.

The study, conducted by the Local Authority Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS), sampled 494 doner kebabs sold in the UK. They checked the meat content, labelling and nutritional value of the kebabs, without considering sauces or salads.

The average kebab was seen to have 98 per cent of the daily recommended maximum salt intake for an adult, and nearly 1000 calories – that is, half of a woman’s recommended energy intake for the day. The average saturated fat level was 148 per cent of the recommended daily max.

The researchers also reported some kebab meat as being wrongly declared – or not declared at all. In some cases meat labelled as ‘Halal’ actually contained pork.

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