Britannia Tiger Krunch is a popular biscuit especially among kids in India.
While reviewing this product we note that in 100 gm of this biscuit there is 24 gm of sugar and overall 468 calories from fats, simple carbohydrates and sugars, this is not beneficial for diabetics, obese people and those with lifestyle diseases. It also contains 20 gm of fat from an unspecified vegetable oil.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This biscuit contains 24 gm sugar and over 50 percent of its calories from sugar and simple carbohydrates, which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those who are trying to lose weight.
We recommend that this product must only be consumed in very small quantities and that too not by the obese.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Even though the product contains nutritious milk solids and cocoa solids, it cannot be considered as a meal replacement choice as it has very poor nutrient diversity and is high in sugar, simple starches and calories. This should be eaten in small quantities only as a part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan; and that too only by the healthy.
Ingredients of concern in Britannia Tiger Krunch
- Edible Vegetable Oil
- Added flavours (Artificial flavouring substances- Vanilla and Chocolate)
- Permitted Natural Colours: IN 150d
- Liquid glucose
This food product contains 24 gm sugar per 100 gm of the product. It 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.
Edible Vegetable Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain 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, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
Added Flavours (natural, nature-identical flavouring substances)
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Permitted Natural Colours IN 150d
Complex brown colour mixtures, made by dry heating and burning of sugars in the presence of alkali, ammonia, sulphite or combinations thereof. It is a brown to black colour. Soluble in water and with a specific, sometimes bitter, taste.
Side effects are manifested from the use of IN 150d, where intestinal problems may occur after ingestion of large amounts. Due to the complex nature of the mixtures, toxicology tests are still being carried out.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Refined wheat flour
- Choco chips ( 8.5%) ( sugar, edible vegetable fat, coca solids, lecithin )
- Coca solids
- Milk solids (0.25%)
- Raising agents: IN 503(ii), IN 500(ii)
- Calcium & ferrous salts
- Solbake: IN 471, IN 481(i), IN 270, IN 211
- Emulsifier: IN 322
- Dough conditioner: IN 223
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