The Indian retail market is flooded with many Cheese brands. Go Cheese slices are made of processed cheese which is made from natural cheese by adding extra salt, colour, emulsifiers, preservatives and other additives.
This product contains a whopping 0.5 gm of salt or 200 mg sodium in just 1 cheese slice or 20 gm serving.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 7 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Go Cheese slices is not natural cheese but 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: 8– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Go Cheese slices, like most cheeses, is a wholesome food and can be included in any healthy meal plan. Cheeses are a great food all by themselves too.
Ingredients of concern in Go Cheese Slices
- Added flavour (Nature and Nature identical Flavouring substances)
Go Cheese slices contains 0.5 mg of salt in a 20 gm serving or 1 slice of it. 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.
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 Go Cheese Slices which are not a concern:
- Cheddar cheese ( made from microbal enyzme)
- Milk solids,
- Spices and seasoning (6%),
- Emulsifier ( INS339 (I),
- INS 450 (I),
- INS 452 (I)),
- Preservative ( INS 200)
- Acidifying agent ( INS 330 ).