Funfoods Dr. Oetker Italian Pasta Pizza Sauce contains tomato paste(32%), sugar, water, onions, Refined Soyabean oil, iodised salt, spices & condiments, garlic, herbs, permitted acids )IN 260, IN 330), permitted stabilizing agent (In 415), permitted Antioxidant (IN 319), contains permitted class II preservative (In 211). 

The quantity of salt used in the product is not mentioned on the food label, this is especially needed as this is a condiment which is likely to have high 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.

It contains a high amount of sugar at 22 gm per 100 gm of the product. Bus as people consume condiments like these in small quantities, we do not consider it to be harmful for their health.

It contains an 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.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 6 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

Condiments like these are usually consumed in small quantity, therefore, we do not consider the high sugar, salt content nor the soybean oil to be a major problem.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

This product can be a good addition to an otherwise wholesome meal.

 Ingredients of concern in Funfoods Dr. Oetker Pasta Pizza Sauce

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Edible Vegetable Oil

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.

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.

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. 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.

Ingredients present which are not a concern:

  • Tomato paste(32%) 
  • Water 
  • Onions 
  • Spices & condiments 
  • Garlic 
  • Herbs 
  • Permitted acids (IN 260, IN 330
  • Permitted stabilizing agent (IN 415
  • Permitted Antioxidant (IN 319
  • Contains permitted class II preservative (IN 211)

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