These five are fine
Fruit jam is one the processed foods that is consumed by a large chunk of the urban and semiurban population; it is estimated that the normal one-time consumption by an individual touches about 40–50 gm (two tablespoons) among adults as well as children. It will help to remember that a large part of the intake is in the form of sugar, which is a major ingredient as per the test results as well as the label declaration. Therefore, intake quantity has to be monitored while regularly consuming fruit jams. Apart from that, what do we know about the acidity in jams and how much preservatives they need? What are the chances of microbiological contamination? We chose five popular brands of pineapple jam and put them to test for basic quality and safety parameters set by the national standards.
The tests were carried out in an NABLaccredited laboratory. The performance of the five brands along the chosen parameters is expected to help consumers make an informed choice. It may be noted that of the five brands, only one, Dana, was imported; rest all were manufactured in India.