Aashirwad Gulab Jamun

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Summary feedback

Gulab Jamun is a popular North Indian dessert (Mithaee)..

As with all Indian mithais, it is very sugary which makes it unhealthy for most people, especially diabetics and people at risk of heart disease.

The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-

foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

The sugar content in this mithai as expected is high and strictly not recommended for diabetics and those who are obese. Even healthy people must know that their entire day’s sugar allowance is completed with only one serving of this product. In addition, it has trans fats from hydrogenated oil.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

Aashirvaad’s Gulab Jamun contains healthy and nutritious Milk solids which is good for health but it cannot be considered as healthy food and is not a meal replacement, this is primarily due to the very high sugar content.

Ingredients of concern in Aashirvaad Gulab Jamun

Sugar

This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. 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.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

Transfats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.

Transfats have been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death. They may also be responsible for alzheimer’s disease, cancer, liver disease and many more ailments.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

Wheat Flour,

Dairy Whitener 32.6% { of which Milk Solids (81.7%)

Emulsifiers: INS 339(ii), INS 331(ii)

Raising agent: INS 500(ii)

Acidity regulator: INS 330


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