Ask any kids about their most preferred biscuit, Oreo biscuits are the answer you will receive. Not only for kids Oreo is now even preferred by adults not because of its amazing taste but also for the different types of recipes ( shakes, cakes, cookies, pudding ) that can be made by it.
Cadbury Oreo biscuits have such an addictive taste that people can never stop without finishing the entire pack. But the real question that lies here is whether it is safe for health or not especially when it comes to children.
So today in this article we will be reviewing oreo biscuits by taking a deep dive into their ingredients and nutrition and will be determining whether it is safe for our health or not. Let’s begin.
Ingredients in Cadbury Oreo biscuits
- Refined wheat flour
- Edible vegetable fat and palmolein oil
- Cocoa solids
- Invert sugar
- Leavening agents
- Edible salt
Nutritional Information of Oreo biscuits (100g)
Cadbury Oreo biscuits shocking review
Cadbury oreo biscuits mention wheat flour as its main ingredient to make the biscuits. We all know how harmful wheat flour is for our health. Wheat flour if not consumed on moderate limits may lead to high cholesterol levels, fluctuate the levels of blood sugar, more mood swings and even lead to fatty liver.
Too much sugar
Of course, this is a sweet biscuit and the presence of sugar is quite normal. But the problem lies when there is too much sugar. Cadbury oreo biscuit mentions the presence of 40g sugar in 100g of the package. According to Havard the daily sugar requirement of sugar in our body is 20g-25g. Now you judge by yourself how much sugar you are consuming per day if you are consuming more than 2 biscuits of oreo.
Just like the other products I have mentioned previously, even oreo biscuits use cheap palmolein oil which is not at all good for our health. The baking process and the cream present in between the two biscuits must be made with vegetable fat and palmolein oil.
The cream does not always necessarily mean that it is made from milk fat, instead sometimes can also be made from such oils. The cream in oreo is made by this oil and contains a high amount of sugar and saturated fats. High amounts of saturated fats are not at all good for your heart. Most edible products that we consume on a regular basis contain palmolein oil which may have side effects in the near future.
The leavening agent used here is nothing but baking soda. Two types of leavening agents are used here.
Leavening 500(ii) is our normal baking soda and leavening agent 503 is ammonium bicarbonate. Ammonia is never good for our health and is considered toxic for our bodies. Excess consumption of Ammonium bicarbonate has several side effects including breathing issues, lungs problem, irritation in the eyes and skin, digestive and kidney problems. So it is always better to avoid products containing ammonium bicarbonate.
Emulsifier 322 is found in Cadbury Oreo biscuits. Emulsifiers are generally used in a product to maintain the consistency and shelf life of the product. Emulsifier 322 or soy lecithin emulsifier used in oreo biscuits does not have any proven side effects but is not for people who are allergic to soy. Women who do not have a problem with soy would benefit from this emulsifier as it contains phytochemicals that help in maintaining the hormonal balance.
No added color
This is true as Cadbury Oreo biscuits do not mention any added colors in them. So the dark color of the biscuits generally comes from the cocoa solids.
Cadbury Oreo biscuits mention its serving size as 2 biscuits per day on their packaging and this actually is recommended. More than 2 biscuits a day, if you are consuming it on a regular basis, it will definitely have adverse effects on your health because of the ingredients it is made up of. It is recommended to have oreo biscuits with milk which helps your children to get the flavor from the biscuit and at the same time consume milk.
Who should not consume Cadbury Oreo biscuits?
- People who are allergic to wheat should never consume these biscuits.
- People who have allergies to soy or milk should consult their doctor before having these biscuits.
- Always consult your doctor if you are pregnant before consuming these biscuits
- People with kidney-related problems, heart problems or liver-related issues should consult their doctor before including these biscuits in their diet.
Cadbury Oreo biscuits can be considered safe for your health as well as your child’s health if they consume no more than 2 biscuits per day if having it on a regular basis. Too many carbohydrates and sugar are present in these biscuits which may cause harm to your health in the near future. Also, the presence of saturated fat in these biscuits is a matter of concern.