Product review- Delicio Tomato Ketchup
Indians liberally eat ketchup with samosas, burgers, grilled sandwiches and more..
There are many brands of tomato ketchup available in India and they are similar in taste and ingredients.
As with most ketchups, Delicio Tomato Ketchup also uses artificial preservatives and is high in sugar content. Such high sugar foods are unsuitable for diabetics.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
Foodnetindia safety rating : 4 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Tomato ketchups generally have a high amount of sugar in them which can lead to diabetes and obesity for many people if eaten in large amounts. Its website states that it has 1200 mg sodium in just 100 gm of the product which is also very high and unsuitable for most people.
Foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Tomato ketchup is used as an accompaniment and is not used as a meal replacement. Tomatoes have significant health benefits due to their lycopene content and more.
However, we are unable to give this product a high wholesomeness rating because of high sugar, salt and preservatives content.
Ingredients of concern in Delicio Tomato Ketchup
Preservative IN 412, IN 415
The 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.
The product contains 1200 mg sodium per 100 gm of it which is high. 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.
Thickeners IN 412, 415
Guar Gum IN 412
This natural polysaccharide, is produced from the guar shrub (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) found in Pakistan and India. It s used as a Thickening agent, stabiliser and emulsifier. High concentrations bring about flatulence and bloating, due to fermentation by the intestinal microflora (in the same way as all indigestible polysaccharides).
Xanthan Gum IN 415
It is a natural polysaccharide, produced by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris from sugar and molasses. It is used as Thickening agent, stabiliser and emulsifier. High concentrations bring about flatulence and bloating, due to fermentation by the intestinal microflora (in the same way as all indigestible polysaccharides).
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
- Antioxidant (E300)
- Tomato Paste
- Modified Starch
- Acidity Regulator (E260, E330)
- Clove oil
- Oleoresins (Onion, Garlic, Paprika)
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