Kitchens of India Hot Mango Chutney contains refined sugar, mangoes (47.7%), red chillies (1.7%), garlic, iodized salt, acidity regulator (IN 260), and dried mango powder (0.3%).
We are disappointed to see that the quantity of salt used in the product is not mentioned on the food label, more especially as this is a pickle with high sugar and this tends to suppress the salty taste and deliver a false sense of a lower salt product. Customers buying this product have the right to know about the quantity of ingredients they are consuming.
This product contains a high amount of sugar at 44.2 gm per 100 gm pack which is extremely high and unsuitable for those with diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Pickles are usually consumed in small quantities as an accompaniment to food and do not warrant a low safety rating on grounds of high salt. However, as this is a sweet pickle, we estimate higher consumption and serving sizes.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Raw mangoes and spices are a healthy addition to any wholesome meal. However, people are already consuming a lot of sugar from various sources and can do without one more.
Ingredients of concern in Kitchens of India Hot Mango Chutney,
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.
Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
- Mangoes (47.7%),
- Red chillies (1.7%),
- Acidity regulator (IN 260),
- Dried mango powder (0.3%)
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