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Paperboat Chikki contains Peanuts 50%, sugar, jaggery and liquid glucose.

Products like these are high in sugar at 30.7 gm per 100 gm of the product which makes it unsafe for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases. 

Nuts are healthy and wholesome foods, but with a high added sugar of 34 gm per 100 gm of the product it becomes unsuitable for most people to consume, except in small quantities as a very occasional dessert.

The product claims to contain 50% peanuts and 34% sugar in 100 gm of the product and no other ingredients, this is misleading and possibly incorrect labelling by the brand. What happened to the missing 16%?

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

Paperboat Chikki is safe for most people only in very small quantities occasionally. This food is getting a poor safety rating because it contains too much sugar and because of its mislabelling and incorrect labelling of ingredients. 

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

The product is getting a low rating because of the high sugar in it and because of the mislabelling and incorrect labelling of ingredients. 

Ingredients of concern in Paperboat Chikki

  • Sugar
  • Jaggery
  • Liquid glucose

Sugar

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.

Jaggery

Jaggery and sugar contain high amounts of sucrose (jaggery is about 70% sucrose) and the body processes sucrose in the same manner, irrespective of the source. Therefore, the thinking that replacing sugar with jaggery will not lower the risk of high sugar consumption related lifestyle diseases is not true. In fact, products like jaggery and honey are less safe than sugar because people may consume them in larger quantities in the mistaken belief that they are safe and healthy, irrespective of how much is consumed.

Liquid Glucose

Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.

Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

Peanuts 


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