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Digestive biscuits - MCVITIE'S - 400 g

Digestive biscuits - MCVITIE'S - 400 g

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Barcode: 5000168198491 (EAN / EAN-13)

Common name: Biscuits aux céréales - Sablé Anglais The Original

Quantity: 400 g

Packaging: Plastic, Cardboard, fr:Film plastique à jeter, fr:Pensez au tri!, fr:Étui carton à recycler


Categories: Snacks, Sweet snacks, Biscuits and cakes, Biscuits, Shortbread cookies

Labels, certifications, awards: Vegetarian, No artificial flavors, Green Dot, No artificial colors, No colorings, No-colouring, Riche-en-cereales, Tidy man, Triman, Verified

Manufacturing or processing places: Royaume-Uni

Stores: Leader Price, Magasins U,

Countries where sold: France, Réunion, Switzerland

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    15 ingredients

    flour (55%) (wheat flour, calcium, iron, niacin, thiamine), palm oil, whole wheat flour (16%), sugar, baking powders (sodium carbonates, malic acid, ammonium carbonates), inverted sugar syrup, salt. may also contain milk.
    Allergens: Gluten
    Traces: Milk

Food processing

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    Ultra processed foods

    Elements that indicate the product is in the 4 - Ultra processed food and drink products group:

    • Ingredient: Invert sugar

    Food products are classified into 4 groups according to their degree of processing:

    1. Unprocessed or minimally processed foods
    2. Processed culinary ingredients
    3. Processed foods
    4. Ultra processed foods

    The determination of the group is based on the category of the product and on the ingredients it contains.

    Learn more about the NOVA classification


  • E296 - Malic acid

    Malic acid: Malic acid is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H6O5. It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made by all living organisms, contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of fruits, and is used as a food additive. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms -L- and D-enantiomers-, though only the L-isomer exists naturally. The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E500 - Sodium carbonates

    Sodium carbonate: Sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, -also known as washing soda, soda ash and soda crystals, and in the monohydrate form as crystal carbonate- is the water-soluble sodium salt of carbonic acid. It most commonly occurs as a crystalline decahydrate, which readily effloresces to form a white powder, the monohydrate. Pure sodium carbonate is a white, odorless powder that is hygroscopic -absorbs moisture from the air-. It has a strongly alkaline taste, and forms a moderately basic solution in water. Sodium carbonate is well known domestically for its everyday use as a water softener. Historically it was extracted from the ashes of plants growing in sodium-rich soils, such as vegetation from the Middle East, kelp from Scotland and seaweed from Spain. Because the ashes of these sodium-rich plants were noticeably different from ashes of timber -used to create potash-, they became known as "soda ash". It is synthetically produced in large quantities from salt -sodium chloride- and limestone by a method known as the Solvay process. The manufacture of glass is one of the most important uses of sodium carbonate. Sodium carbonate acts as a flux for silica, lowering the melting point of the mixture to something achievable without special materials. This "soda glass" is mildly water-soluble, so some calcium carbonate is added to the melt mixture to make the glass produced insoluble. This type of glass is known as soda lime glass: "soda" for the sodium carbonate and "lime" for the calcium carbonate. Soda lime glass has been the most common form of glass for centuries. Sodium carbonate is also used as a relatively strong base in various settings. For example, it is used as a pH regulator to maintain stable alkaline conditions necessary for the action of the majority of photographic film developing agents. It acts as an alkali because when dissolved in water, it dissociates into the weak acid: carbonic acid and the strong alkali: sodium hydroxide. This gives sodium carbonate in solution the ability to attack metals such as aluminium with the release of hydrogen gas.It is a common additive in swimming pools used to raise the pH which can be lowered by chlorine tablets and other additives which contain acids. In cooking, it is sometimes used in place of sodium hydroxide for lyeing, especially with German pretzels and lye rolls. These dishes are treated with a solution of an alkaline substance to change the pH of the surface of the food and improve browning. In taxidermy, sodium carbonate added to boiling water will remove flesh from the bones of animal carcasses for trophy mounting or educational display. In chemistry, it is often used as an electrolyte. Electrolytes are usually salt-based, and sodium carbonate acts as a very good conductor in the process of electrolysis. In addition, unlike chloride ions, which form chlorine gas, carbonate ions are not corrosive to the anodes. It is also used as a primary standard for acid-base titrations because it is solid and air-stable, making it easy to weigh accurately.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E503 - Ammonium carbonates

    Ammonium carbonate: Ammonium carbonate is a salt with the chemical formula -NH4-2CO3. Since it readily degrades to gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide upon heating, it is used as a leavening agent and also as smelling salt. It is also known as baker's ammonia and was a predecessor to the more modern leavening agents baking soda and baking powder. It is a component of what was formerly known as sal volatile and salt of hartshorn.
    Source: Wikipedia

Ingredients analysis

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    Palm oil

    Ingredients that contain palm oil: Palm oil
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    No non-vegetarian ingredients detected

    Unrecognized ingredients: Calcium, Iron, Thiamin
The analysis is based solely on the ingredients listed and does not take into account processing methods.
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    Details of the analysis of the ingredients

    fr: Farine 55% (farine de blé, calcium, fer, niacine, thiamine), huile de palme, farine de blé complète 16%, sucre, poudres à lever (carbonates de sodium, acide malique, carbonates d'ammonium), sirop de sucre inverti, sel
    1. Farine -> en:flour - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 55 - percent: 55 - percent_max: 55
      1. farine de blé -> en:wheat-flour - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 11 - percent_max: 55
      2. calcium -> en:calcium - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 27.5
      3. fer -> en:iron - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 18.3333333333333
      4. niacine -> en:e375 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 13.75
      5. thiamine -> en:thiamin - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 11
    2. huile de palme -> en:palm-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: yes - percent_min: 16 - percent_max: 29
    3. farine de blé complète -> en:whole-wheat-flour - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 16 - percent: 16 - percent_max: 16
    4. sucre -> en:sugar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 13
    5. poudres à lever -> en:raising-agent - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 9.66666666666667
      1. carbonates de sodium -> en:e500 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 9.66666666666667
      2. acide malique -> en:e296 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 4.83333333333333
      3. carbonates d'ammonium -> en:e503 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 3.22222222222222
    6. sirop de sucre inverti -> en:invert-sugar-syrup - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 7.25
    7. sel -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5.8


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    Bad nutritional quality

    ⚠️ Warning: the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts is not specified on the label, it was estimated from the list of ingredients: 0

    This product is not considered a beverage for the calculation of the Nutri-Score.

    Positive points: 3

    • Proteins: 4 / 5 (value: 7, rounded value: 7)
    • Fiber: 3 / 5 (value: 3.7, rounded value: 3.7)
    • Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and colza/walnut/olive oils: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)

    Negative points: 24

    • Energy: 6 / 10 (value: 2025, rounded value: 2025)
    • Sugars: 3 / 10 (value: 15.1, rounded value: 15.1)
    • Saturated fat: 10 / 10 (value: 10.1, rounded value: 10.1)
    • Sodium: 5 / 10 (value: 520, rounded value: 520)

    The points for proteins are not counted because the negative points are greater or equal to 11.

    Nutritional score: 21 (24 - 3)

    Nutri-Score: E

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    Sugars in high quantity (15.1%)

    What you need to know
    • A high consumption of sugar can cause weight gain and tooth decay. It also augments the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases.

    Recommendation: Limit the consumption of sugar and sugary drinks
    • Sugary drinks (such as sodas, fruit beverages, and fruit juices and nectars) should be limited as much as possible (no more than 1 glass a day).
    • Choose products with lower sugar content and reduce the consumption of products with added sugars.
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    Salt in moderate quantity (1.3%)

    What you need to know
    • A high consumption of salt (or sodium) can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
    • Many people who have high blood pressure do not know it, as there are often no symptoms.
    • Most people consume too much salt (on average 9 to 12 grams per day), around twice the recommended maximum level of intake.

    Recommendation: Limit the consumption of salt and salted food
    • Reduce the quantity of salt used when cooking, and don't salt again at the table.
    • Limit the consumption of salty snacks and choose products with lower salt content.

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    Nutrition facts

    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    As sold
    per serving (14.7g)
    Compared to: Shortbread cookies
    Energy 2,025 kj
    (483 kcal)
    298 kj
    (71 kcal)
    Fat 21.3 g 3.13 g -9%
    Saturated fat 10.1 g 1.48 g -24%
    Carbohydrates 63.6 g 9.35 g +2%
    Sugars 15.1 g 2.22 g -39%
    Fiber 3.7 g 0.544 g +54%
    Proteins 7 g 1.03 g +11%
    Salt 1.3 g 0.191 g +100%
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 0 % 0 %
Serving size: 14.7g


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