THE SURVEILLANCE SERIES
Fibre-Rich Biscuits Rolled Oats Custard Powder
There are biscuits, and then there are fibre-rich biscuits, claiming to be the healthier sort. But are they really ‘healthy’ stuff, these fibre-rich variants, as their manufacturers claim? How much is the fibre content in them? What is the chance that these biscuits are rancid or may have any dust or dirt? Also, is one so-called fibre-rich biscuit as good as another—in other words, are they substitutable? Do they all meet the basic quality requirements as per the national standards? The following report checks six brands along these and other parameters. The term ‘biscuit’ covers a large variety of sweet, salted, filled, and coated biscuits made from dough containing certain essential ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk fat, edible oil, milk and milk products, and water. It is difficult to classify biscuits based on chemical composition and processing methodologies due to overlap. However, differences can be made by their sensory attributes. Also, biscuits that are high on fibre content and nutrition value are healthier options.