Bagrry’s Almond N Raisin Healthy Crunch Raisin is a Muesli consisting of rolled oats, whole wheat flakes, invert syrup, broken rolled wheat, raisins, almonds, wheat bran, oat bran and honey.
The product is misleadingly labelled for sugar content. It mentions sucrose content only, whereas it has added fructose as well from both natural (honey) and artificial (invert syrup) sources.
The product already has added sucrose content of 5.2 gm per 100 gm but the actual sugar (Fructose or other sugars) content could be higher and not mentioned.
Also people like to add more sugar to their breakfast cereal and by doing so they make it more sugary and unsafe for themselves.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India the concept of breakfast cereals like Muesli is gaining popularity due to aggressive marketing and the perception among the masses that it is healthy and safe.
This product is mostly grain. The nuts (almonds) content is just 3% while raisin content is 4.6%. When used as a meal replacement, we recommend that people should add sources of protein and micronutrient diversity. And do not add any more sugar.
The food label mentions that it contains iodized salt but the brand has not mentioned the exact quantity it contains on the label. Customers must know what they are consuming and in how much quantity.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
We would have considered the product wholesome and nutritious with its whole grains, cocoa, fruits, nuts. However, the product contains added sugar and the added nuts and fruit content is very low. To be considered a wholesome meal replacement, more protein and micronutrient sources (vegetables, eggs or other) must accompany this product.
Ingredients in Bagrrys Almond N Raisin Healthy Crunch Muesli which are a concern:
- Invert Syrup
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.
Inverted or invert sugar syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose. It is used in several products such as honey, jam, golden syrup, etc. It is similar to high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is increasingly being seen as a reason for the high incidence of metabolic diseases. It has negative metabolic effects at much smaller doses than sucrose.
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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern
- Rolled Oats
- Malt extract
- Antioxidant IN 322, IN 307b
- Broken rolled wheat
- Wheat Bran
- Oat Bran
- Antioxidant IN 307b
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