Dr. Oetker Funfoods Eggless Bake Mix Chocolate contains sugar, wheat flour, milk solids, cocoa solids (6%), edible starch, baking powder, permitted stabilizing agent (IN 407).
It is a cake mix with a very high amount of added sugar at 48.1 gm per 100 gm pack. High added sugar is not recommended for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases. Due to its high sugar and simple starches content we believe that this food should be avoided even by the healthy.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The cake mix contains a high 48.1 gm of sugar per 100 gm serving. High sugar consumption is detrimental to the health and wellness of all those who consume it.
As the cake is made of wheat flour, it is a high glycaemic simple starch base product. In our opinion, the high sugar and simple starches content makes this unsuitable for diabetics and also for those who have lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The cake mix contains milk solids and cocoa solids which are nutritious but it also contains a high sugar quantity of 48.1 gm per 100 gm pack which is a worrying factor for the health of kids and adults as they eat such products in large servings, sometimes adding more sugary icing and other confectionary to it.
Ingredients of concern in Dr Oetker Bake Mix Chocolate Cake Mix
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is also 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.
Ingredients present in Dr Oetker Bake Mix Chocolate which are not a concern:
- Wheat flour,
- Milk solids,
- Cocoa solids (6%),
- Edible starch,
- Baking powder,
- Permitted stabilizing agent (IN 407)
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