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Plain Instant Mash Potato - Tesco

Plain Instant Mash Potato - Tesco

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Barcode: 5053947691140 (EAN / EAN-13)

Packaging: Card-carton, Ldpe-bag

Brands: Tesco

Labels, certifications, awards: Vegetarian, Verified

Stores: Tesco

Countries where sold: France

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Ingredients

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    13 ingredients


    potato, palm oil, dried skimmed milk, flavourings (contain milk), milk sugar, milk proteins, salt, black pepper, antioxidant (rosemary extract), colours (algal carotenes, curcumin (contains milk)), allergy advice for allergens, see ingredients in bold
    Allergens: 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:

    • Additive: E100 - Curcumin
    • Additive: E160a - Carotene
    • Ingredient: Colour
    • Ingredient: Flavouring
    • Ingredient: Lactose
    • Ingredient: Milk proteins

    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

Additives

  • E160a - Carotene


    Carotene: The term carotene -also carotin, from the Latin carota, "carrot"- is used for many related unsaturated hydrocarbon substances having the formula C40Hx, which are synthesized by plants but in general cannot be made by animals -with the exception of some aphids and spider mites which acquired the synthesizing genes from fungi-. Carotenes are photosynthetic pigments important for photosynthesis. Carotenes contain no oxygen atoms. They absorb ultraviolet, violet, and blue light and scatter orange or red light, and -in low concentrations- yellow light. Carotenes are responsible for the orange colour of the carrot, for which this class of chemicals is named, and for the colours of many other fruits, vegetables and fungi -for example, sweet potatoes, chanterelle and orange cantaloupe melon-. Carotenes are also responsible for the orange -but not all of the yellow- colours in dry foliage. They also -in lower concentrations- impart the yellow coloration to milk-fat and butter. Omnivorous animal species which are relatively poor converters of coloured dietary carotenoids to colourless retinoids have yellowed-coloured body fat, as a result of the carotenoid retention from the vegetable portion of their diet. The typical yellow-coloured fat of humans and chickens is a result of fat storage of carotenes from their diets. Carotenes contribute to photosynthesis by transmitting the light energy they absorb to chlorophyll. They also protect plant tissues by helping to absorb the energy from singlet oxygen, an excited form of the oxygen molecule O2 which is formed during photosynthesis. β-Carotene is composed of two retinyl groups, and is broken down in the mucosa of the human small intestine by β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase to retinal, a form of vitamin A. β-Carotene can be stored in the liver and body fat and converted to retinal as needed, thus making it a form of vitamin A for humans and some other mammals. The carotenes α-carotene and γ-carotene, due to their single retinyl group -β-ionone ring-, also have some vitamin A activity -though less than β-carotene-, as does the xanthophyll carotenoid β-cryptoxanthin. All other carotenoids, including lycopene, have no beta-ring and thus no vitamin A activity -although they may have antioxidant activity and thus biological activity in other ways-. Animal species differ greatly in their ability to convert retinyl -beta-ionone- containing carotenoids to retinals. Carnivores in general are poor converters of dietary ionone-containing carotenoids. Pure carnivores such as ferrets lack β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase and cannot convert any carotenoids to retinals at all -resulting in carotenes not being a form of vitamin A for this species-; while cats can convert a trace of β-carotene to retinol, although the amount is totally insufficient for meeting their daily retinol needs.
    Source: Wikipedia

Ingredients analysis

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    Palm oil


    Ingredients that contain palm oil: Palm oil
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    Non-vegan


    Non-vegan ingredients: Skimmed milk, Lactose, Milk proteins
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


    en: potato, palm oil, skimmed milk, flavourings, milk sugar, milk proteins, salt, black pepper, antioxidant (rosemary extract), colours (algal carotenes, curcumin)
    1. potato -> en:potato - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 10 - percent_max: 100
    2. palm oil -> en:palm-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 50
    3. skimmed milk -> en:skimmed-milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 33.3333333333333
    4. flavourings -> en:flavouring - labels: en:contains-milk - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5
    5. milk sugar -> en:lactose - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5
    6. milk proteins -> en:milk-proteins - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 5
    7. salt -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
    8. black pepper -> en:black-pepper - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
    9. antioxidant -> en:antioxidant - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
      1. rosemary extract -> en:e392 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
    10. colours -> en:colour - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
      1. algal carotenes -> en:e160aiv - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1
      2. curcumin -> en:e100 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 0.1

Nutrition

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    Energy 335 kj
    (80 kcal)
    Fat 1.5 g
    Saturated fat 0.8 g
    Carbohydrates 14.4 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Fiber ?
    Proteins 1.8 g
    Salt 0.1 g
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 0 %

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