Amul Rabdi Kulfi contains milk solids, sugar, permitted emulsifier and stabilizers (E407, 412, 435, 471). It contains synthetic food colours (E122, 133, 102) and added nature identical substances.
The product contains 14.9 gm sugar per 100 gm serving pack. Ice creams are typically not eaten in very large quantities and even though Ice creams such as this one tends to have quite a bit of sugar, we do not see it as a major problem in a diet that is otherwise low on sugar. The rest of the ingredients like milk solids are wholesome, except for the artificial colours.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The sugar and artificial colors in this product reduces its safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product contains wholesome ingredients like milks solids in it, but the added food colours makes us lower the rating.
Ingredients which are a concern in Amul Rabdi Kulfi:
- Synthetic Food Colours- E122, 102
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.
Added Synthetic Food Colour
Azorubine Carmoisine- E122
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Added Synthetic Food Colour- Tartrazine E102
Tartrazine is an azo dye. No side effects are known for pure tartrazine, except in people who are intolerant to salicylates (aspirin, berries, fruits); in that case tartrazine also induces intolerance symptoms. In combination with benzoates (E210-215), tartrazine is implicated in a large percentage of cases of ADHD syndrome (hyperactivity) in children. Asthmatics may also experience symptoms following consumption of tartrazine, as it is a known histamine-liberating agent.
Ingredients present which are not a concern
Permitted Emulsifier and Stabilizers (E407, 412, 435, 471)
Synthetic Food Colours E133
Added Nature Identical Substances
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