Kissan Berry Blast contains sugar, grape pulp 39%, strawberry puree 6%, thickener IN 440, acidity regulator IN 330, preservative IN 202,synthetic food colours IN 122, 102, 133, added flavours-blueberry, and class II preservative.
In a tbsp serving size of 20 gm it contains a high 14.2 gm and 58 calories which is almost entirely from sugars. This product is not recommended for those who are overweight and diabetic. People wishing to avoid lifestyle diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, high triglycerides etc. should avoid this product or eat it very sparingly.
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 very sugary at 14.2 gm of sugar in 20 gms of jam, it seems that the manufacturers intended sugar to be the main ingredient and not fruit.
Children tend to eat such foods in large quantities which further increases sugar consumption, which is already high from other sources for most kids.
Foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 2- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Although the Jam contains strawberry puree and grape pulp, the fact is that it is still very sugary. It is unsafe when sugar is consumed in large quantities by people with weight issues and by diabetics.
Ingredients of concern in Kissan Berry Blast
- Synthetic food colours IN 122, 102
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.
Synthetic food colours IN 122, 102
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Tartrazine is an azo dye. No side effects are known for pure tartrazine, except in people who are intolerant to salicylates (aspirin, berries, fruits); in that case tartrazine also induces intolerance symptoms. In combination with benzoates (E210-215), tartrazine is implicated in a large percentage of cases of ADHD syndrome (hyperactivity) in children. Asthmatics may also experience symptoms following consumption of tartrazine, as it is a known histamine-liberating agent.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Grape pulp 39%,
- Strawberry puree 6%,
- Thickener IN 440,
- Acidity regulator IN 330,
- Preservative IN 202,
- Synthetic food colours IN 133,
- Added flavours-blueberry
- Class II preservative
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