Product Review- Weikfield Falooda Mix

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Summary feedback:

Weikfield Falooda Mix is an instant mix and is a take on the popular Indian dessert Falooda.

It is a dessert and so as expected it has humongous amounts of sugar in it, 48 gm per 100 gm pack. This is  unsafe for  people who are risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

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

The product is  Sugar dense food at 48 gms per 100 gm. High sugar consumption  can spark the onset of obesity and also cause lifestyle diseases.

The product is getting a low rating because of the high sugar content in it, excess sugar consumption has often been criticized by health experts around the world, blaming it to be the bane of many health problems. It is a serious issue especially in India which  is now the diabetes capital of the world and millions of Indians are falling prey to it daily.

Foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

The product has little nutritional value and cannot be a substitute to a wholesome meal. Consuming instant mixes like these with excess added sugar on a regular basis can cause the onset of lifestyle diseases and should be avoided to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Ingredients of concern in

Sugar

Synthetic food colour IN 122

Added artificial Strawberry flavour

Sugar

This food product contains 48 gm 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.

Synthetic food colour IN 122

It is a synthetic azo dye, red food colour and very soluble in water. Since 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.

Added artificial Strawberry 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!

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

Dextrose

Edible Maize starch

Raisins

Sabja seeds

Cashew nuts


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