Britannia Cheese slices are made of processed cheese which is made from normal cheese by adding extra salt, colour, emulsifiers and other additives.
The fat content in this product compared to regular cheese slices is lower at 12.5 gm fat per 100 gm. However as is the case with all cheese, the Britannia Slimz Cheese slices is also high in salt at 1.7 gm per 100 gm, which is a source of concern if a lot of cheese is consumed and not recommended in larger quantities for patients of kidney disease or heart disease.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Britannia Slimz Cheese slices is processed cheese made by adding preservatives and other ingredients. We always recommend natural cheese as a superior option.
The salt content in cheeses such as this is high and people on low sodium diets are encouraged to eat this food in moderation.
The carotenes, acetic and citric acid additives in this product are benign and we do not consider them to be of much concern.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 7 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Britannia Slimz Cheese slices, like most cheese, is a wholesome food and can be included in any healthy meal plan.
Ingredients of concern in Britannia Slimz Cheese slices
Britannia Slimz Cheese Slices contains 1.73 gm salt per 100 gm. 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.
Preservatives IN 200
Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. It has the chemical formula C6H8O2. It is a colourless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily. It was first isolated from the unripe berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), hence its name.
Sorbates are generally used at concentrations of 0.025% to 0.10%. Adding sorbate salts to food will, however, raise the pH of the food slightly so the pH may need to be adjusted to assure safety. It is found in many other foods, such as cheeses and breads.
We do not consider sorbates to be a health or safety concern at the concentrations used.
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:
Acidifying Agents: IN 330, IN 270, IN 260
Emulsifiers: IN 331, IN 339
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