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Britannia Nice Time biscuits are sugar coated coconut biscuits.
While reviewing this product we note that in 100 gm of this biscuit there is 30 gm of sugar. A large portion of the calories in this product come from simple starches (from wheat flour) and sugars. We do not recommend the consumption of this product for diabetics, obese people and those with lifestyle diseases. Even healthy people must limit the consumption of sugar and must eat products like this only in very small amounts.
This food product contains edible vegetable oil but 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India snacks like biscuits, are consumed in large quantities in every household which leads to piling of calories from simple starches and sugars quickly making it unsafe. This biscuit contains a high amount of sugar and over 50 percent of its calories are from sugar and simple carbohydrates.
This food product contains edible vegetable oil but 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.
High simple starch and sugar consumption is 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 people with obesity or lifestyle diseases like hypertension, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes or prediabetes etc.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product cannot be considered as a meal replacement choice as it has poor nutrient diversity and is high in sugar and simple starches. These should be eaten only in small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan; and that too only by the healthy.
Ingredients of Concern in Britannia Nice Time Biscuita

Sugar
This food product contains 30 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.
Invert Syrup
Inverted or invert sugar syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose. It is used in several products such as honey, jam, golden syrup, etc. It is similar to high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is increasingly being seen as a reason for the high incidence of metabolic diseases. It has negative metabolic effects at much smaller doses than sucrose.
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.
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.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Refined Wheat Flour ,
  • Milk Solids,
  • Edible Coconut Product
  • Starch
  • Raising Agent [ INS 503 (ii)],
  • Baking powder IN 500ii, 621
  • Emulsifier { (INS 322), (INS 471), (481i)}

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