Veeba Barbeque Sauce contains Water, Synthetic vinegar, Jaggery, Sugar, Tomato paste, Salt, Tamarind and Spices and condiments.
The product does not mention the quantity of salt in it, even though salt is an ingredient mentioned on the food label. Products such as these are known to contain high a high amount of salt in them and high salt consumption is linked to diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension and lifestyle diseases.
It contains added sugar which is 20.45 gm per 100 gm pack which is high and high sugar consumption is unsafe. In India people usually go overboard with products like these which claim to be fat-free, assuming they are safe to consume in large quantities. This would be a mistake due to the high sugar.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Veeba Barbeque Sauce contains an unspecified amount of salt. High salt consumption may cause hypertension, kidney diseases and lifestyle diseases. The high sugar in it is also a worrisome factor especially for all those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This condiment has herbs and spices in it which are beneficial for the health of consumers but the high salt in it is not beneficial for the health of all those who consume it.
Ingredients of concern in Veeba Barbeque Sauce
- Iodized Salt
- Preservative: INS 211
The product label does not mention the quantity of salt used in it but we know that condiments like these contain high amounts of salt. Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
It contains a high 20.45 gm sugar sugar per 100 gm pack. 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.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Jaggery (or unrefined cane sugar) is a product that pretty much everyone in India consumes quite often in some form or the other. It’s used either as a sweetener in traditional Indian desserts (some types of payasam come to mind), or as a dessert by itself. It is also often touted as a healthier replacement for sugar because people believe that, unlike refined sugar, it is natural and unprocessed. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Jaggery, just like refined sugar has a number of safety issues, ranging from all the problems associated with high sugar consumption, to adulteration. Just like sugar, jaggery can cause lifestyle diseases if consumed excessively.
Preservatives Sodium Benzoate IN 211
Benzoic acid and benzoates are used as preservatives against both yeasts and bacteria in acidic products. They are not very effective against fungi, and ineffective in products with a pH above 5 (slightly acidic or neutral). High concentrations have an acid taste, which limits the application. Benzoates are often preferred, due to better solubility.
In some people benzoic acid and benzoates may liberate histamine and thus cause pseudo-allergic reactions.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
Synthetic Vinegar- Water, Acetic Acid IN 260
Emulsifiers and Stabilizers IN 1422, IN 415
Spices and Condiments
Permitted Natural colour IN 150 d
Added Flavours (Natural flavouring substances)
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