St. Dalfour Fruit Spreads of France has been around for nearly 20 years with a presence in more than 120 countries worldwide with the United Kingdom considered as the flagship of the brand and annual sales exceeding 5 million jars.
It is a surprisingly healthy spread compared to the so-called ‘fruit jams’ available in India, it has 25% of Cranberry fruit and 25% Blueberry fruit and the rest of it is fruit juice and Pectin.
It also clearly mentions that there is no added sugar in the product apart from the natural present sugar, however the natural sugar content is quite high at 58 gm sugar per serving of 100 gm of the spread.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product :-Foodnetindia safety rating : 8 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The Product clearly mentions that there is no added sugar in it but in 100 gm serving of the spread there is 58 gm of sugar which is a huge amount and must be avoided by diabetics and people who want to lose weight.
In addition, natural sugars would mean fruit sugars and we suspect most of the sugar is fructose. Fructose is widely considered to be a metabolic poison, as it is metabolized in the liver in a pathway similar to alcohol. High fructose consumption has been linked to a wide range of metabolic and other diseases. Fructose intake must not exceed 25 grams a day.
However, people usually do not consume jams and jellies in large quantities and helpings are usually small. in this backdrop, we consider the product to be safe.
Foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 6 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
If you love Jam then this is the product you should have. It is among the best fruit spreads in the world and is a much healthier choice than most of the jams available in India as it contains 25% of Cranberry fruit and 25% of Blueberry fruit in it along with 48.47% fruit juice.
The product must not be eaten in large quantities as it is very sugary and has a high fructose load, which is not ideal if you want to lose weight or have diabetes.
Ingredients of concern in St. Dalfour Cranberry & Blueberry Fruit spread
Fruit Sugars (mostly fructose)
High fructose consumption is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Higher intakes of fructose are associated with these conditions, but clinical trials have yet to show that it causes them.
Many reports are emerging however, that fructose consumption must be limited, in the same way alcohol is.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Concentrated Fruit Juice (Grape Juice & Date Juice)
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