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Fidalgo’s Gluten Free Ajwain Sweet N Salty Ajwain Cookies contains rice, sorghum, millet, corn, channa dal, amaranth, salt, ajwain, sugar, hydrogenated veg fat, milk powder, leavening agents (E500ii, E503ii). 

It contains a high amount of sugar at 22.2 gm per 100 gm serving of the product which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.

It contains Hydrogenated veg fat, partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

It has a high fat content of fat at 30.7 gm per 100 gm of the product.

This is a HFSS (High Fat Salt or Sugar) product and therefore is not recommended for children or people at risk of lifestyle diseases. Healthy people must also consume HFSS products very sparingly. The HFSS calculation for this product is as per UK guidelines available here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216094/dh_123492.pdf

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

This product is an HFSS product (High Fat Salt or Sugar) and is not recommended as a safe snacking product. 

Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

This is an HFSS product and may be sparingly eaten as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan, and only by healthy individuals.

Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

Ingredients in Fidalgo’s Gluten Free Ajwain Sweet N Salty Ajwain Cookies which are a concern:

Sugar

Hydrogenated Veg Fat

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.

Hydrogenated Veg Fat

Partially Hydrogenated and Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

Transfats are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.

Transfats have been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death. They may also be responsible for alzheimer’s disease, cancer, liver disease and many more ailments.

Hydrogenated fat is widely used. We see it listed in the ingredients of margarine, biscuits, cakes, frozen meals, fried foods, sweets, crisps, fish fingers and many dairy products. It’s popular with food manufacturers because it gives food structure and does not feel or taste oily.

Ingredients present in Fidalgo’s Gluten free Multigrain Sweet N Salty Ajwain Cookies which are not a concern

  • Rice 
  • Sorghum
  • Millet
  • Corn 
  • Channa dal
  • Amaranth
  • Salt
  • Ajwain
  • Milk powder
  • Leavening agents (E500ii, E503ii)

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