Veeba Cheese & Chilli Sandwich Spread contains refined soyabean oil 35%, water, synthetic vinegar (water, acetic acid IN 260), sugar, cheese (4%), milk solids, permitted emulsifiers and stabilizers (In 1442, IN 1450, IN 415), red chillies, salt, tomato paste, spices and condiments, permitted acidity regulator IN 330, permitted preservatives (In 211, IN 202), permitted antioxidant (In 319) and permitted sequestrant (IN 385).
It does not mention the quantity of salt in it, even though salt is an ingredient mentioned on the food label. Products such as these are known to contain high a high amount of salt in them and high salt consumption is linked to diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension and lifestyle diseases.
The product contains refined soyabean oil which is an edible vegetable oil, vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
Although this is a condiment and is usually not consumed in very large quantities, some people do. Please remember that this is an HFS product (salt and fat). The safety and health guidelines for HFS products applies for this too.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5– (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Veeba Cheese & Chilli Sandwich Spread is an HFSS product and must be consumed only in small quantities as a condiment.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This condiment has vegetable oil, salt and sugar, and not much of it can be classified as wholesome.
Ingredients of concern in Veeba Cheese & Chilli Sandwich Spread
- Iodized Salt
- Preservative: INS 211
- Refined Soyabean Oil
The product label does not mention the quantity of salt used in it but we know that condiments like these contain high amounts of salt. Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. 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.
Preservatives Sodium Benzoate IN 211
Benzoic acid and benzoates are used as preservatives against both yeasts and bacteria in acidic products. They are not very effective against fungi, and ineffective in products with a pH above 5 (slightly acidic or neutral). High concentrations have an acid taste, which limits the application. Benzoates are often preferred, due to better solubility.
In some people benzoic acid and benzoates may liberate histamine and thus cause pseudo-allergic reactions.
Refined Soyabean Oil
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, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Ingredients present which are not a concern:
Synthetic vinegar (water, acetic acid IN 260),
Permitted emulsifiers and stabilizers (In 1442, IN 1450, IN 415),
Spices and condiments,
Permitted acidity regulator IN 330,
Permitted preservatives (IN 202),
Permitted antioxidant (IN 319)
Permitted sequestrant (IN 385)
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