Bournvita Crunchie Chocolatey Cookies

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Bournvita crunchy chocolatey cookies are popular biscuits especially among kids in India.

While reviewing this product we note that in 100 gm of this biscuit there is 30 g of sugar and 457 calories from fats, simple carbohydrates and sugars, this is not beneficial for diabetics, obese people and those with lifestyle diseases.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

This biscuit contains 30 g sugar and over 50 percent of its calories from sugar and simple carbohydrates, which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those who are trying to lose weight.
We recommend that this product must only be consumed in very small quantities and that too not by the obese.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

These biscuits contain 15% of RDA (recommended dietary allowance) of Pro Health Vitamins (B2, B9, B12 and D) which are required for the healthy growth of kids and young adults.

Even though the product contains nutritious milk solids and cocoa solids and malt solids, it cannot be considered as a meal replacement choice as it has very poor nutrient diversity and is high in sugar, simple starches and calories.

Ingredients of concern in Bournvita crunchy chocolatey cookies

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.

Sugar

This food product contains 30 g sugar per 100 gm of the product. It 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.

Edible Vegetable Oil

This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.

Added  Flavours (natural, nature-identical flavouring substances)- vanilla

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.

Permitted Natural Colours IN 150c

It is a dark brown to black liquid or a solid having an odour of burnt sugar. It has been linked to gastro intestinal problems, hypersensitivity, safety suspect.

Liquid glucose

Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.

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

  • Refined Wheat Flour (57%)
  • Malt Based Food (5%): Malt Extract
  • Cocoa Solids
  • Milk Solids
  • Emulsifiers: IN 332IN 471
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Leavening Agent: IN 500(ii)

Disclaimer – The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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