NaturUp Guava Jam contains guava pulp 50%, sugar, pectin, and citric acid (lemon juice).
This product contains 50% guava pulp which is much more than what the regular jams contain. The product does not contain any preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.
However, the jam has an alarmingly high amount of sugar at 68 gm in 100 gm of the product, including fruit sugars. Clearly it cannot be recommended for those with diabetes and 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)
If this product was eaten frequently or in very large quantities, we would give this an unsafe rating of 1 or 2. However, as it is usually eaten in servings of 20-40 grams, despite the high sugar content, we will give it a rating of 3.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
NaturUp jam is very sugary and is unsafe when consumed in large quantities, for the obese and for people at risk of lifestyle diseases.
Ingredients of concern in NaturUp Jam
This jam contains 68 gm of sugar per 100 gm serving of it including fruit sugar. This is very high and also it does not specify which sugar has been used. This product is definitely not for diabetics and obese people. The source of sugar is not mentioned on the food label and 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 lifestyle diseases.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Guava pulp 50%,
- Citric acid (lemon juice)
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