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American Garden Baked Beans contains Navy beans, tomato sauce, sugar, salt and natural spices.  
In a 130 gm serving of this product, it contains 1.25 gm salt (500 mg sodium), which is high, as the daily allowance for salt intake as per WHO guidelines is 1-3 gm per day, and eating a 130 gm of this product takes you almost to that level.
The product mentions that it contains sugar, but does not mention the exact quantity in it. This is harmful for the health of consumers as they need to know what quantity of ingredients they are consuming. This lapse forces us to assume that this is a high sugar product.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
A  high sugar and high salt product does not deserve a high safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Canned products like these are commonly consumed in India as they are convenient. This would have been wholesome but for the high sugar and high salt.
Ingredients in American Garden Baked Beans which are a concern: 

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 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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern

  • Navy beans, 
  • Tomato sauce, 
  • Natural spices 

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