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True Elements Roasted Pumpkin Honey Clusters contain pumpkin seeds, honey, jaggery, sugar and rock salt.
True Elements Roasted Pumpkin Honey Clusters is HSSF food which is high in sugar, salt and fats. We do not recommend this as a safe snacking option. This product has one fourth sugar and has added salt as well.
Pumpkin seeds by themselves are a highly nutritious, wholesome and safe food. However, in combination with other harmful ingredients, even the best of foods become hugely problematic.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
True Elements Pumpkin Honey Clusters is a high sugar, salt and fat food. In combination, foods high in these three are not safe for many people. Foods high in a combination of these can lead to lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
True Elements Pumpkin Honey Clusters exploits the excellent macronutrient and micronutrient profile of pumpkin seeds but the sugar and salt make this an avoidable snack.
Ingredients in True Elements Pumpkin Honey Clusters which are a concern:
Sugar
Jaggery
Rock Salt
 
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.

Jaggery
 
Jaggery (or unrefined cane sugar) is a product that pretty much everyone in India consumes quite often in some form or the other. It’s used either as a sweetener in traditional Indian desserts (some types of payasam come to mind), or as a dessert by itself. It is also often touted as a healthier replacement for sugar because people believe that, unlike refined sugar, it is natural and unprocessed. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Jaggery, just like refined sugar has a number of safety issues, ranging from all the problems associated with high sugar consumption, to adulteration. Just like sugar, jaggery can cause lifestyle diseases if consumed excessively.
Rock Salt
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 in it which are not a concern:
 

  • Pumpkin seeds

 

  • Honey

 
 
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