Monginis chocolate muffins are a popular tea time snack. Kids like to snack on such products in large quantities.
While reviewing it we find that it contains edible vegetable oil (does not specify which one) and not dairy butter which we feel is a poor substitute.
It also has a high amount of 30 gm added sugar per 150 gm pack which is high and is harmful for the health of those consuming it in large amounts and since kids and adults consume this product in large quantities it can cause the onset of diabetes and lifestyle diseases at a young age.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This muffin uses an unspecified edible vegetable oil instead of dairy butter. Baked goods that use vegetable oils are not a good choice in our opinion. .
Please always choose baked goods made with dairy butter as the safe option. In addition, this product has a high amount of sugar content of 30 gm per 150 gm of the product, this is a deadly duo which can pose high health risks of lifestyle diseases, diabetes and obesity.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains wholesome milk solids and cocoa solids but the unspecified vegetable oil and the high sugar content makes it unhealthy and unwholesome for most people consuming it.
Ingredients of concern in Monginis Chocolate veg Muffins
- Edible Vegetable Oil
- Iodised Salt
- Contain Permitted Natural Colour: INS 150(d)
- Added Flavour: Chocolate & Vanilla
The product contains 30 gm of sugar per serving of 150 gm. This food product 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.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
Contain Permitted Natural Colour: INS 150(d)
These are complex brown colour mixtures, made by dry heating and burning of sugars in the presence of alkali, ammonia, sulphite or combinations thereof.
Caramel color is one of the oldest and most widely used food colorings, and is found in many commercially produced foods and beverages. Caramel color is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country.
Added Flavour: Chocolate & Vanilla
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Refined Wheat Flour
- Milk Solids
- Cocoa Solids (1.33%)
- Humectants: INS 325, INS 422, INS 1520
- Emulsifiers: INS 435, INS 471, INS 491
- Stabilizer: INS 412
- Modified Starch: INS 1442
- Raising Agents: INS 500(ii), INS 341(i)
- Contains Permitted Class II Preservative: INS 200
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