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Cremica Sandwich Spread Carrot and Cucumber contains refined soyabean oil, water, sugar, preserved cucumber (5%), carrot pickle (5%), milk solids, tomato paste, liquid glucose, common salt, acidity regulators (IN 260, IN 330), stabilizer (In 415), onion powder, garlic powder, sequestrant (In 385), contains permitted Class II preservatives (IN 211, IN 202). 

It contains 1.92 gm salt (770 mg sodium) in 100 gm of the product. High salt consumption is linked to diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension and lifestyle diseases.

The product contains 16 gm sugar in a 100 gm of the product which is high and not recommended for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases.

The product contains edible vegetable oil. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.

It contains 51 gm fat in 100 gm of the product.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 5– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

Spreads like Cremica Sandwich Spread Carrot and Cucumber Spread are usually consumed in tiny quantities and so we consider them safe for consumption by kids and adults even with the high salt and edible vegetable oil. This is so long as it is consumed in small quantities only.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

This condiment has vegetable oil, salt and sugar and minute quantities of vegetables in it, and this is not really a wholesome food item.  

Ingredients of concern in Cremica Sandwich Spread Carrot and Cucumber 

  • Iodized Salt
  • Edible Vegetable Oil 
  • Sugar
  • liquid glucose

Iodized salt

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

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, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.

Sugar

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.

Liquid Glucose

Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.

Ingredients present which are not a concern:

  • Refined soyabean oil 
  • Water 
  • Preserved cucumber (5%)
  • Carrot pickle (5%)
  • Milk solids 
  • Tomato paste 
  • Acidity regulators (IN 260, IN 330) 
  • Stabilizer (In 415) 
  • Onion powder 
  • Garlic powder 
  • Sequestrant (In 385) 
  • Permitted Class II preservatives (IN 211, IN 202)

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