Amul Lassi is a milk based drink product from the house of Amul.
While reviewing the product we note that the added sugar in it is 12 gm per 100 ml of the drink, which is very high. A typical serving size is 200 ml or more and this alone reaches the daily recommended limit of 25 grams of sugar a day.
As beverages like these are drunk in large quantities in India, we urge the public to limit consumption to 50-100 ml to avoid the problem of high sugar content.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The drink contains 12 gm sugar per 100 ml which is high and as in India people like to consume these beverages in large quantities which may prove problematic for those with high blood sugar levels and also for those with obesity and lifestyle/metabolic diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Amul Lassi is made from healthy and nutritional milk dahi(curd) , but the added sugar makes it unsafe for diabetics and those who are obese or are susceptible to metabolic diseases.
Ingredients in Amul Lassi which are a concern
This food product contains 12 gm added sugar. The source of sugar is not mentioned.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.
Pectin is a natural acid polysaccharide present in nearly all fruits, especially apples, quinces and oranges. It is commercially produced from apple pulp and orange peels. Sodium, potassium, and ammonium pectates are the respective salts of pectin. Amidated pectin is prepared by treating pectin with ammonia, after which amides are formed at the acid side chains.
Pectin acts as a thickening agent; thus, it may cause intestinal problems when present in high concentrations. As a result of its thickening effect, it is also used in diet preparations, where it reduces the feeling of hunger. It can be fermented in the large intestine, resulting in flatulence.
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!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Ingredients present in Amul Lassi which are not a concern
- Toned Milk
- Milk Solids
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