Which is the Healthiest Processed Cheese Slices Brand In India

Cheese slices are particularly rich in protein and calcium. We checked the nutritional labels of  6 brands and found out that 3 brands met almost 100% RDA of calcium of an adult man (per 100gm of serving). One brand provides almost 200% of the required calcium and almost all brands exceeded the safer limits of fat content and some exceeded the salt limits as well as per the Traffic Labelling Rating System. Read on to know which is the healthiest processed cheese slices brand in India.

Brands Compared – Amul, Britannia, Dlecta, GO, Kraft, Mother Dairy

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A snack in its own right, the cheese slice also complements breads, burgers, pizzas, omelettes and what have you. It’s comfort food, all right. That cheese itself is a source of protein and calcium would make any variant of it seem to be a good ingredient for quick-fix meals while on the go. Keeping this factor in view, the following report analyses the information pertaining to these nutrients given on the label of six brands of cheese slices. We have also rated the fat, sugar and salt quantities as per traffic light colours to enable consumers to quickly decide if the product they are picking up fits in with their general ‘healthy food’ choices. The declared quantities for these by the brands may even make you rethink your choices.

Brands Compared

We chose six popular brands of Cheese Slices to interpret the nutritional information given on their labels.

Parameters Compared

  • Energy
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Fat
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Key findings of Processed Cheese Slices

Energy, Protein and Calcium

  • Energy value is highest in D’lecta (348 kcal per 100 gm) and lowest in Kraft (279 kcal per 100 gm).
  • Consuming 100 gm of Kraft cheese slices by a man engaged in sedentary work means 12 per cent of his daily requirement of energy has been met.
  • Protein value is highest in Amul (20 gm in 100 gm) and lowest in GO (14 gm in 100 gm).
  • Consuming 100 gm of Amul cheese slices by a man means one-third (33.3 per cent) of his daily requirement of protein has been met.
  • While declaration of calcium on the label is not mandatory as per Indian law, it has been declared by Britannia, GO, Kraft and Mother Dairy. This is a consumer-friendly step on the part of these brands.
  • Among the brands that have declared their calcium content, it is highest in Kraft (1,200 mg in 100 gm) and lowest in Mother Dairy (500 mg in 100 gm).
  • Consuming 100 gm of GO cheese slices by a man means 100 per cent of his daily requirement of calcium has been met. Even consumption of 50 gm of Kraft cheese slices means one has met 100 per cent of the daily requirement of calcium.

The test was published in September 2018.

Comparative Chart of Energy, Protein and Calcium of Processed Cheese Slices

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