When it’s time for a nice breakfast, there comes bread and jam. Little ones are enamoured with mixed fruit jams that are readily available in markets.
When it’s time for a nice breakfast, there comes bread and jam. Little ones are enamoured with mixed fruit jams that are readily available in markets. We all are aware and fond of mixed fruit jam because of its yummy sweet taste. But do you know about the actual contents of mixed fruit jam, whether is it healthy or not?
In India, it has been served from a quite long time. Mixed fruit jams contain a high number of artificial chemical flavours and preservatives. With growing health awareness, we feel the brands must look forward in making their eatables healthy and safe. Foremost, the chemical names of these added artificial flavours and preservatives are not disclosed on the product labels. And we consider this as the reckless behavior of trending brands.
Consumers have complete right to know about the ingredients present in their eatables. For e.g. some people may be allergic or suffer life-threatening complications after consuming the avoided ingredient.
#1. Though there are some great pros for having mixed fruit jam. It is a great medicine for those who suffer lower blood pressure.
#2. It also helps in shining hair, glowing skin and healthy nails.
#3. Those who consume mixed fruit jam in a proper amount, have less chances of having kidney stones.
#4. Consuming mixed fruit jam on daily basis also helps in satiating hunger that too without cravings.ere are some great pros for having mixed fruit jam. It is a great medicine for those who suffer lower blood pressure.
An Analysis was done on some school going kids. We made two groups of 5 students in each. To the first group, 2 bread slices with a very thin layer of mixed fruit jam applied between them was given and asked them to eat and tell how does it tastes?
The group of students replied that the taste was slightly sweet and they had even asked for 4 more servings of 2 slices each. It shows that the it tastes good when a very thin layer is applied.
On the other hand, to the second group of 5 children, 2 bread slices with a thick layer of mixed fruit jam was applied between them was given the to eat. They said that it tasted very sweet and didn't ask for any more servings. From this it is seen that the jam doesn't taste good when consumed in high quantity.
Drawbacks of Mixed Fruit Jam
Mixed Fruit Jam consists of 13.8 grams of sugar per 20 grams serving which is a very high percentage. Also, the leading brands doesn’t specify which sugar has been used because different sugars have different metabolic effects. Due to this high content of sugar, it is strictly not suitable for diabetic and obese patients.
Mixed Fruit Jam is made up of mixing the pulp of garden grown fruits and heated up with sugar and pectin at extreme temperatures. Artificial flavors and colors are also used to make it more attractive and smell sweet. Heating up fruits at pretty extreme temperatures, kills the beneficial properties and nutrients from them. On top of this there is the destruction of other vitamins and enzymes. So, any chance of nutrition that you were hoping for from that fruit, is pretty much gone out the window.
If Mixed Fruit Jam is frequently eaten as a food replacement or in a very large quantity every day, it can also cause diabetes. We would rate this product on the scale of 1 or 2 because of its high content of sugar. However, as it is usually eaten in servings of 20-40 grams, despite the high sugar content, we would rate it on the scale of 3. It is still unsafe because of the (unknown) artificial chemical preservatives and artificial flavouring substances used in the product.
The Jam is very sugary and it seems that the manufacturer intended sugar to be the main ingredient in place of fruit.
Due to the high percentage of sugar content in mixed fruit jams, it should not be consumed on daily basis. We don’t recommend this product to diabetic and obese patients.