Bottled and Branded
With the emergence of processing techniques and advancement in preservation, food storage, and transport facilities, chutneys and sauces are now manufactured on a large scale. To extend their shelf lives, they are thickened, sweetened, salted, caramelized, and preserved by adding both synthetic and natural food additives such as colours, stabilisers, flavour enhancers, and acidifying agents.
While an excess of sodium, oil, and sugar contributes to nutrient imbalances in the body, food additives can lead to development of allergic symptoms in individuals. Children specifically can be allergic to such food additives and any adverse effect developed after their consumption must be treated under medical guidance. Overall, it is always better to limit the consumption of bottled varieties and