Amul Kool: Badam

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Summary feedback

Amul Kool is a Badam flavoured milk product from Amul.

While reviewing the product we note that the added sugar in it is 8 gm per 100 ml of the drink.

As beverages like these are drunk in large quantities in India, we urge the public to limit to 100 ml so that sugar consumption is within safe limits.

The foodnetindia rating for this product:-

foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

The drink contains 16 gm sugar per 200 ml pack which may not seem like too much but when combined with sugar from other food sources, it will tend to exceed the daily recommended limit of 25 grams.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

Amul Kool is made from healthy and nutritional milk solids but the added sugar makes it unsafe for diabetics and those who are obese.

Ingredients in Amul Kool Badam which are a concern

Sugar

This food product contains 16 gm added sugar in a 200 ml pack. The source of sugar is not mentioned.This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.

Food Colours

IN 110

It is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.

IN 122

It is a synthetic azo dye. It is a red food colour, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.

In 150d

Complex brown colour mixture, made by dry heating and burning of sugars in the presence of alkali, ammonia, sulphite or combinations thereof.
Caramel color is one of the oldest and most widely used food colorings, and is found in many commercially produced foods and beverages. Caramel color is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country.

Added Flavour

This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.

Ingredients present in Amul Kool Badam which are not a concern

  • Toned Milk
  • Milk Solids

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