Kissan Orange Squash is a popular drink in India.
This product contains a high amount of sugar at 51.4 gm per 100 ml pack and preservatives. Such high sugar consumption even though the product will be diluted in water or soda is detrimental to the health of adults and kids alike.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 3– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product has a high amount of sugar at 51.4 gm per 100 ml of the product. This is high and high sugar consumption can lead to diabetes and obesity for many people if consumed in large amounts.
We specifically do not recommend this as a product suitable for children who end up getting a lot of sugar from other sources.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product claims to contain 25% orange juice but we are unable to give this product a high wholesomeness rating because of its high sugar content.
Ingredients in Kissan Orange Squash which are a concern:
Preservative Sodium metabisulfite IN 223
The product contains 51.4 gm sugar per 100 ml of the product. 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.
Preservative IN 223- Sodium Metabisulfite
It is used as a preservative and antioxidant in food and is also known as IN 223.
It may cause allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to sulfites, including respiratory reactions in asthmatics, anaphylaxis, and other allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Ingredients which are not a concern:
Acidity regulator In 330
Orange juice 25%
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