Indians liberally eat Sauces with samosas, burgers, grilled sandwiches and Spring Rolls.
Real Thai Springs Roll Sauce is a new brand available in India and is increasingly becoming popular among fast food lovers.
As with most sauces, it is high in sugar content at 10 gm per tablespoon 19 gm serving which is very high. Just two and half tablespoons will put a healthy person above the daily recommended sugar limit from all sources. High sugar consumption is unsafe for diabetics and people who are susceptible to lifestyle diseases.
We give it a thumbsup for no artificial color, flavor or preservative in it.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating : 5 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Real Thai Springs Sauce has a high amount of 10 gm of sugar in every tablespoon ( 19 gm ) of the product. This is high and can lead to diabetes and obesity for many people if eaten in large amounts. It also has a high amount of sodium at 136 mg per tablespoon or 19 gm serving.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Sauces as these are used as an accompaniment and is not used as a meal replacement. This sauce has a healthy combination of turnips, carrots and garlic which are all high in vitamins and health benefits.
However, we are unable to give this product a high wholesomeness rating because of very high sugar and salt content.
Ingredients of concern in Real Thai Springs Sauce
The product contains 10 gm sugar per 19 gm, 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.
The product contains 136 mg sodium per 19 gm of it which is high. 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:
- Red Chilli
- Acidity Regulator-Acetic Acid IN 260
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