Kellogg’s Muesli Crunchy Fruit and Nut is a Muesli consisting of Multigrain 67.4% (wheat 25%, corn grits 15.8%, rice 10.2%, rolled barley 8.2%, rolled oats 8.2%), dried fruit and nut 21% (dried papaya 7%, dried apple 3%, dried peach 3%, raisins 3%, almond 5%). Sugar, malt extract 1.7%, wheat bran, salt, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant IN 320, IN 370b, artificial coconut flavouring substance and sulphite.
The product has added sucrose content of 6.4 gm per 40 gm serving which is high and unsuitable for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.
Also people like to add more sugar to their breakfast cereal and by doing so they make it more sugary and unsafe for themselves.
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India, breakfast cereals like Muesli, are gaining popularity due to aggressive marketing and the perception among the masses that it is healthy and safe. But this product has almost 15% added sugar and this is in addition to natural sugars in fruit pieces. We don’t believe that added sugar belongs in a healthy meal except in an occasional dessert.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains wholesome and nutritious whole grains, fruit and nut. However, the product contains high added sugar which is not suitable in a healthy meal replacement.
Ingredients in Kellogg’s Muesli Crunchy Fruit And Nut which are a concern:
- Added Flavour- Artificial Coconut flavouring substances
The product contains sucrose in it, 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.
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.
Added Flavours- Artificial Coconut flavouring substances
This product does not specify the chemical names of the flavours used and does not mention the quantity used either. While we understand that the legal labelling requirements allow this practice, we find it irresponsible that brands do not self disclose.
Some people are allergic to some of these chemicals and others may want to avoid them. Consumers have a right to know and decide.
In 1986, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of sulfites as preservatives on foods intended to be eaten fresh (such as salad ingredients). It is counted among the top nine food allergens, chronic skin conditions in the hands, perineum, and face have been reported in individuals that regularly use cosmetics or medications containing sulphites. It may cause breathing difficulty within minutes after eating a food containing it.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern
- Multigrain 67.4% (wheat 25%, corn grits 15.8%, rice 10.2%, rolled barley 8.2%, rolled oats 8.2%),
- Dried fruit and nut 21% (dried papaya 7%, dried apple 3%, dried peach 3%, raisins 3%, almond 5%)
- Malt extract 1.7%
- Wheat bran
- Vitamins, minerals
- Antioxidant IN 320, IN 370b
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