Nestle Milkmaid is a Sweetened Condensed milk which is used for both traditional Indian & western desserts.
The product contains milk solids and added sugar. The sugar content in it is 58.3 gm in a 100 gm serving which is extremely high and not suitable for overweight people, diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
The foodnetindia safety rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Nestle Milkmaid is very high in sugar content and we do not consider such products as safe for children or adults. However, as this product is used predominantly in making desserts and not as a meal replacement or meal additive, we assume that its consumption does not create the same level of safety concerns as sweetened soft drinks or juices or breakfast cereals.
The foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Nestle Milkmaid is a sweetened condensed milk with the goodness of milk solids in it, but the high sugar in the product makes it unsuitable for the health of kids and adults alike.
Ingredients in Nestle Milkmaid which are a concern
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.
Ingredients present in Nestle Milkmaid which are not a concern
- Milk Solids
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