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Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive Oats With Almonds contains Vegetable oil, Sugar, Wheat flour, Oat flakes, Almond bits, Edible, Milk Solids, and Salt.
The overall sugar content in the product is high at 19.6 gm per 100 gm serving pack and consumption of high sugar products like these are not recommended for people who are at risk of lifestyle diseases, are overweight and or diabetic.
The product is also a high vegetable fat product and almost 20 percent vegetable fat by weight (approximately 35 percent of all its calories are from fat).
The product contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil, we believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used. Consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5-(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India snacks like biscuits, are consumed in large quantities in every household. The high sugar content and high fat from an unspecified edible vegetable oil makes it unsuitable for the health of most people when consumed like this.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 5- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains a high amount of simple starches, vegetable oil and sugar, and should be avoided to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Ingredients of concern in Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive Oats With Almonds Biscuits

  • Edible Vegetable Oil
  • Sugar
  • Liquid Glucose
  • Invert Syrup
  • Added Flavours- Artificial Flavouring Substances- Milk and Vanilla

Edible Vegetable Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
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.
Added Flavours: Artificial Flavouring Substances (Milk, Vanilla)
This product does not specify the chemical names of the flavours used and does not mention the quantity used either. While we understand that the legal labelling requirements allow this practice, we find it irresponsible that brands do not self disclose.  
Some people are allergic to some of these chemicals and others may want to avoid them. Consumers have a right to know and decide.
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.
Invert Syrup
Inverted or invert sugar syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose. It is used in several products such as honey, jam, golden syrup, etc. It is similar to high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is increasingly being seen as a reason for the high incidence of metabolic diseases. It has negative metabolic effects at much smaller doses than sucrose.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Wheat Flour 35.3%
  • Oat Flakes 21.2%
  • Almond Bits 3.5%
  • Raising Agents: IN 503(ii),
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk Solids
  • Emulsifiers: IN 322

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