Sunfeast Snacky contains wheat flour, refined palm oil, raising agents (IN 503 ii, IN 500 (ii), IN 450 (i)), sugar, invert syrup, edible common salt (2.15%), emulsifiers (IN 471, In 322 (i)), and flour treatment agents (IN 223, In 1101 (i)), permitted synthetic food colour (IN 102), and added flavour nature identical flavouring substances- Butter.
It contains 11.8 gm sugar in a serving size of 100 gm which is surprising, considering it is a savoury food product. If you’re on a diabetic diet or have lifestyle diseases, then this is not for you.
Sunfeast Snacky contains 2.15% edible common salt in it which is high and unsuitable for those with lifestyle diseases and kidney diseases. 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.
It contains palmolein oil which is generally a safe oil as unlike most other vegetable oils, palmolein is primarily saturated fat. It does not have too much PUFA, which can get oxidized under heat and is often rendered toxic.
However, a scientific report suggests that current levels of glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil are a “potential health concern.” Animal studies have identified these contaminants, which are formed when vegetable oils are heated to high temperatures and then refined, as both genotoxic (damaging to DNA) and carcinogenic (causing cancer). Of all vegetable oils, palm oil was found to have the highest levels of these contaminants. At high levels of exposure, these contaminants are a health hazard for all age groups, the authority concluded, expressing particular concern for infants, toddlers and children under the age of 10.
This is a HFSS (High Fat Salt or Sugar) product and therefore is not recommended for children or people at risk of lifestyle diseases. Healthy people must also consume HFSS products very sparingly. The HFSS calculation for this product is as per UK guidelines available here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216094/dh_123492.pdf
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product is an HFSS product (High Fat Salt or Sugar) and is not recommended as a safe snacking product.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is an HFSS product and may be sparingly eaten as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan, and only by healthy individuals.
Ingredients in Sunfeast Snacky 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.
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.
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.
Permitted Synthetic Food Colours Tartrazine (IN 102)
Tartrazine is an azo dye. No side effects are known for pure tartrazine, except in people who are intolerant to salicylates (aspirin, berries, fruits); in that case tartrazine also induces intolerance symptoms. In combination with benzoates (E210-215), tartrazine is implicated in a large percentage of cases of ADHD syndrome (hyperactivity) in children. Asthmatics may also experience symptoms following consumption of tartrazine, as it is a known histamine-liberating agent.
Ingredients present in Sunfeast Snacky which are not a concern
- Wheat flour,
- Refined palm oil,
- Raising agents (IN 503 ii, IN 500 (ii), IN 450 (i)),
- Emulsifiers (IN 471, In 322 (i)),
- Flour treatment agents (IN 223, In 1101 (i)),
- Added flavour nature identical flavouring substances- Butter
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.
The ingredients list of the products may have changed since this page was published. Consumers are encouraged to read warnings, labels, ingredient lists, etc.
Replies, if any, from the brand, will be published here ‘As is’