Bury Black Pudding has been one of the most talked about additions to the superfoods scene since it was added to the list back in 2016. With great credentials, including high levels iron, zinc and magnesium along with just 2.5% fat, this is one superfood worthy of the title... But what about other brands?
Despite the unquestionable credentials and low fat content of the Bury Black Pudding, there has been a lot of debate about other brands.
Concern has been raised about just how much fat is lurking in other brands and with some containing as much as 50% (yes, that's a pudding which is half fat!) people are realising that not every black pudding is quite as 'super' as those made by the Bury based company.
Scottish-style black puddings are possibly the worst offenders when it comes to fat content. One famous name dictates a minimum of 37% fat in its recipe specification.
So why is it that the Bury Black Pudding with its visible pieces of fat can be so low, whilst other with no visible fat can actually contain such high levels?
The answer is in the manufacturing process. Some manufacturers mince suet into their black puddings in large quantities. Suet has a high level of saturated fat and once minced into the mix is virtually invisible to the eye.
The Bury Black Pudding Company use pieces of back fat which are easily seen; no cheap fats are hidden in the mix. They also make a fat free or 'lean' black pudding which has no added fat for those who want to take a totally healthy approach.
Peter Winkler, Brand Manager for The Bury Black Pudding Company said: "As with anything in the food industry some products are better for you than others. It can be very confusing for consumers when brands which are inherently unhealthy jump on a bandwagon like 'superfoods'. Consumers really need to read labels carefully to see if those claims are credible or not. Our advice is simple: Check the pack - know the facts".
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