We’ve told you how biscuits are not healthy and can promote fat storage. But then there are those biscuits called healthy biscuits, like wheat biscuits, high fiber biscuits, etc. So, we decided to find out two things. First, if these wheat, high fiber biscuits are really healthy, and which among them are the healthiest: Britannia Marie Gold, Sunfeast Marie Lite, Britannia NutriChoice and McVities (the original)
All biscuits had very similar ingredients. Britannia Marie Gold was the lowest calorie count at 441 calories per 100 gm. This was slightly lower calorie count than Sunfeast Marie Lite. Highest fiber is Britannia NutriChoice- at 6 gm per every 100, but had a high calorie count of 487 calories and double the fat content of the Marie biscuits.
Honestly, it was a tight race. In general, biscuits aren’t exactly nutritious, so it was more a question of which wheat biscuits are the least harmful.
Fitho’s choice of the healthiest wheat biscuits is Britannia Marie Gold- With the lowest calorie count, its also fortified with vitamins (A, D, B, E) and calcium.
Funny note: Britannia Marie Gold says, 1 pack of Marie Gold contains the same amount of protein of 1 glass of milk. But one pack of Marie Gold contains 616 calories, whereas 1 glass of low fat milk is about 60-80 calorie. You decide your protein source
Below is the nutrition information of healthiest wheat biscuits in India (Note: All nutritional facts are per 100 gm of each product):
Britannia Marie Gold: 441 calories- 76.5 gm carbohydrates (27 sugar), 8 gm protein, 11.5 gm fat (5 saturated fat, 5 unsaturated fat), 48.6 mg calcium, Vitamin A 880 mcg, Vitamin D 5.8 mcg, Vitamin E 17.6 mg, Vit B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid.
Ingredients: Wheat flour (58%), sugar, edible vegetable oil, milk solids, invert syrup, butter
Sunfeast Marie Lite: 446 calories- 76.3 gm carbohydrates (19.2 sugar), 8.4 protein, 11.9 fat (5.8 saturated, 6.1 unsaturated), 3.4 fiber, 0 cholesterol
Ingredients: wheat flour (66%), sugar, edible vegetable oil, wheat fiber (0.13%)
Britannia NutriChoice (high fiber digestive): 487 calories- 58 gms carbohydrates (15 sugar), 7.5 gm protein, 25 fat (12 saturated fat, 12 unsaturated fat), 6 gms dietary fiber, 0 transfats, 0 cholesterol.
Ingredients: wheat flour (41%), edible vegetable oil, whole wheat flour (19%), sugar, wheat bran (4.5%)
McVities (the original digestive): 478 calories- 6.7 protein, 63.4 carbohydrates (16 gms sugar), fat 21.9 (10.4 sat), 3.4 fiber
Ingredients: Wheat flour (56%), vegetable oil, sugar, whole meal (13%)
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