Weikfield Caramel Pudding Mix contains sugar, corn flour, gelling agent In 407, stabilizer In 339 (ii), edible common salt, nature identical and artificial vanilla flavour, colour IN 102, IN 110. Caramel Topping contains liquid glucose, colour- caramel IN 150d.
It is a caramel pudding mix with a very high amount of added sugar at 74 gm per 100 gm pack. High added sugar is not recommended for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases. Due to its high sugar and simple starches content we believe that this food should be avoided even by the healthy.
The mix mentions it contains salt as an ingredient but does not mention the exact amount of it on the ingredient label. 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 artificial flavour, gelling agent,stabilizer and added colour.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The pudding mix contains a high 74 gm of sugar per 100 gm serving. High sugar consumption is detrimental to the health and wellness of all those who consume it.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The high sugar, salt content, added colour, and artificial flavour are worrying factors for the health of kids and adults as they eat such products in large servings, sometimes adding more sugar and other confectionary to it.
Ingredients of concern in Weikfield Caramel Pudding Mix
- Liquid Glucose
- Colour- IN 102, 110
- Artificial Flavour- Vanilla
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is also 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.
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolysis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
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.
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.
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Added Flavour Artificial- 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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern:
- Corn flour,
- Gelling agent In 407,
- Stabilizer In 339 (ii),
- Nature identical flavour
- Colour- caramel IN 150d
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