The Gourmet Jar Mango Jalapeno contains mangoes, organic sugar, jalapenos, chilli powder, lemon juice. The product label says that it has no artificial additives or preservatives in it.
Organic sugar basically refers to the farming methods used to grow the sugarcane or sugar beet from where the sugar is obtained.
Some people are under the notion that organic and raw sugar has more nutritional value than regular white sugar as natural molasses are still present in it, but the nutritional value of white sugar is not much different from organic raw or natural sugar. They both contain the same caloric count, and are processed by the body in the same way.
The sugar content in this product is 60 gm per 100 gm pack which is extremely high, and cannot be recommended for the obese and diabetics. People wishing to avoid lifestyle diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, high triglycerides etc. should eat such high sugar products very sparingly.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Because of its high sugar content, if Gourmet Jar Mango Jalapeno was frequently eaten in large quantities every day, we would give this a highly unsafe rating of 1 or 2. However, as it is usually eaten in servings of 20-40 grams, despite the high sugar content, we will give it a rating of 4.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The Jam is very sugary. Not recommended except in very small quantities occasionally and that too only for healthy people.
Ingredients of concern in Gourmet Jar Mango Jalapeno
It contains 60 gm of sugar per 100 gms serving of it which is very high and also it does not specify which sugar has been used. This product is definitely not for diabetics and obese people. The source of sugar is not mentioned on the food label and 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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Chilli powder
- Lemon Juice
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