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Dots is not indicated for children

Dots is not indicated for children

A large amount of the mass of the analyzed product is composed of saturated and hydrogenated fats that are not healthy. Dots contains, according to the label: chocolate glaze 36% (with the ingredients: sugar, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa 12%, emulsifier: lecithin E322, identical natural flavor: vanilla), fresh cow cheese 30%, apricot fruit preparation 20 % (sugar, apricot pulp 30%, pectin E440, acidifier: citric acid E330, identical natural flavor: apricot, natural dye: annatto E160 b, preservative: potassium sorbate E202), sugar, butter, corn starch E 14020 , natural aroma: lemon, preservative: potassium sorbate E202.

A large amount of the mass of the analyzed product is composed of saturated and hydrogenated fats that are not healthy. Dots contains, according to the label: chocolate glaze 36% (with the ingredients: sugar, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa 12%, emulsifier: lecithin E322, identical natural flavor: vanilla), fresh cow cheese 30%, apricot fruit preparation 20 % (sugar, apricot pulp 30%, pectin E440, acidifier: citric acid E330, identical natural flavor: apricot, natural dye: annatto E160 b, preservative: potassium sorbate E202), sugar, butter, corn starch E 14020 , natural aroma: lemon, preservative: potassium sorbate E202.
The product contains significant amounts of sugar, with a very high glycemic index, unhealthy hydrogenated vegetable fats.

The fat related to the dry matter is 23%, so an important quantity from the total mass of the product, consisting mainly of saturated and hydrogenated fats (containing trans fatty acids).
The product analyzed is not recommended for children and adolescents, at frequent consumption, pregnant women and breastfeeding, diabetics, overweight and obese, sedentary, cardiovascular, hepatic, the specialist said.
(Cristina Andreea Calin)
Read the whole article in: National Journal
February 14, 2007