Key findings We tested 11 varieties of 6 brands of tomato soup powders for their lycopene, sodium and sugar content. Sodium content range from 1203 mg/100gm to 7037mg/100gm. According to the U.K. (FSA) a product which has sodium more than 600m..
Key findings Objective of our study was to check the content of fat, sugar and salt in breakfast cereals that are marketed to children. All the ten variants of breakfast cereals were found to be exceptionally high in sugar (more than 12.5gm/10..
Key Findings Our recent tests on potato chips reveals that different brands of packaged chips differ quite a lot in their salt and fat content Uncle chips contained the highest 933 mg of sodium per 100 g. Reliance Select Masti Oye had the leas..
Key Findings We tested 19 brands and 6 loose onesÂ of sweet and semi-sweet biscuitsÂ and crackers against the BIS andÂ PFA Act. The higher the fat, the crisper theÂ biscuit, which is why crackers comeÂ with higher fat content. Sodium..
Key Findings Catching up on Ketchup * Our inâ€house Comparative Product Testing Laboratory tested widely available ketchupsÂ for their sodium and sugar content and had a close look at their nutritional labels as well. The main ingredie..
Key Findings Nine popular brands were tested in our comparative product testing laboratory to find out which tasted the best and which had the lowest fat, sugar and saltÂ content. The brands varied greatly in taste, with the top-tasting one ..
Key Findings We picked nine popular health drinks aimed at children and tested each of them for their sugar content, to see just how much sugar goes into a serving. We then got 10 panellists to taste each of the nine brands. They listed their ..
We lab tested nine popular brands of instant noodles, namely Knorr Soupy Noodles Mast Masala, Maggi Vegetable Atta Noodles Masala, Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Meri Masala, Top Ramen Super Noodles More Masala, Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Classic Masala..
Key Findings We picked four of the most popular and widely available brands and tested their palak paneer offering. We also conducted a taste test. The brands we tested were Aashirvaad Ready Meals Palak Paneer, MTR Tasty Delights Palak Paneer,..
Key Findings We tested eight big brands of flavoured (chocolate) milk (including three soy varieties) in our lab to see how much sugar and fat they contain in a bid to find the best one from the health viewpoint. We also taste-tested these bra..
Key Findings We tested a total of 17 brands â€” 10 brands of potato chips and seven brands of banana chips â€” as per the specifications of the BIS. Comparative product testing of popular brands of chips in our laboratory yielded som..
Key findings We tested five brands each of three categories of namkeens â€“ sev bhujia, moong dal and mixture â€“ for two nutritional parameters: (i) total fat content and (ii) sodium content. Our tests found that many brands had una..
Key findings We tested three popular brands of packaged soup for sodium and sugar content. The brands were â€“ Knorr, Reliance and Chingâ€™s. We tested three variants in each brand â€“ mixed vegetable, tomato and sweet corn vege..
Key findings We tested samples of 10 brands of cream biscuits that were filled and/or coated. Filled biscuits are generally sandwiched with a filling of cream, jam or chocolate. Coated biscuits are covered with chocolate or caramel. Fat conten..
This Fact Sheet was prepared by CERC for a Green Action Fund project on Organic Foods.
We tested 12 brands of Besan and 2 Loose, unbranded samples. With a good overall score, Gaay Chhaap, Shreshth and Shakti Bhog are recommended as our â€˜Best Buysâ€™.
We tested 14 brands of white bread, two of milk bread, and four of wheatmeal bread. We tested the breads for chemical parameters such as total solid content, pH of aqueous extract, alcoholic acidity, ash, acid insoluble ash, crude fibre, and s..
We tested 19 brands and 6 loose ones of sweet and semi-sweet biscuits and crackers against the BIS and PFA Act. Moisture lowers shelf-life and crispness and may lead to spoilage of biscuit by microbes. Loose samples â€” LS-2 and LC-2 (5.3..
We tested 8 brands of vanaspati – Dalda, Godrej, Madhuram, Rasadaa, Rath,Sarthi and Sunflower – and to loose samples purchased locally – LM and LG. We also tested Dalda Activ, the only brand of interesterified vegetable fat.
We tested 4 brands of Pasteurised Table Butter and loose white butter of Gokul dairy. The brands tested include Amul, Verka, Vijaya and Vimal.