FAQ

Contents, sweeteners & aspartame

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH ASPARTAME?

  • Following an extensive study, the European Food Safety Authority has approved aspartame.
  • Calorie-free
  • Appreciated by diabetics since it does not affect blood sugar.
  • A good option for those who wish to lose weight and who work to introduce a lasting change into their diet and lifestyle.
  • The body does not differentiate but breaks down the amino acids in the aspartame the same way as in, for example, the chicken you eat.

ARE THERE CASES IN WHICH YOU SHOULD AVOID ASPARTAME?

The only exception is individuals born with the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU), which means they are unable to break down (metabolise) phenylalanine. They should avoid aspartame.

We have chosen to include only a very small amount of sweetener in ProPud.

ARE LIGHT PRODUCTS AND FOODS SWEETENED WITH ASPARTAME DANGEROUS?

Regardless of what negative statements people may make about aspartame, their claims have no substance. What matters is what science says.

INCREASED APPETITE AND SUGAR CRAVINGS WITH INTAKE OF ASPARTAME?

No, scientific studies show that there is nothing to suggest that sweet taste, i.e. neither sugar nor sweeteners, make you hungry or increase your appetite.

COMPOSITION OF AND COMPARISON WITH ASPARTAME?

Aspartame is composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, both of which are important building blocks for many proteins found naturally in protein rich foods like eggs, meat, and nuts. When aspartame is metabolised in the body, it is converted to aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The amount of these substances is much less than what you get with many other foods, such as milk, meat, and dried beans.

HOW ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SWEETENED?

A low-calorie sweetener and 200 times as sweet as regular sugar, aspartame has been used in foods for over 30 years. Because aspartame is so much sweeter than regular sugar, you only need to use minimal amounts of it. Aspartame is used in several foods and is found in many low-calorie/calorie-free products around the world.

LACTOSE-FREE – HOW?

The lactase enzyme added in the process digests the lactose in the form of galactose and glucose so that even the lactose intolerant can enjoy our products.

CALORIE-FREE – BUT THERE ARE 4 KCAL IN THE PRODUCT?

A product is considered calorie-free (energy-free) if it contains a maximum of 4 kcal per 100 ml or 100 g.

SUGAR-FREE – BUT IT SAYS “OF WHICH SUGARS 0.5 G”?

A product is considered sugar-free if it contains a maximum 0.5 g sugars per 100 ml or 100 g.

WHY NO ADDED SUGAR?

Our milk products contain natural sugar (from the milk) and thus have NO ADDED SUGAR.

Pudding

LOTS OF CARBOHYDRATES IN PROPUD = LOTS OF SUGAR?

There is no added sugar in ProPud. The carbohydrates come naturally from the milk.

WHERE CAN I FIND PROPUD?

With all major chains. Ask for ProPud in the dairy section!

WHAT IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN PROPUD?

Milk.

CAN I EAT PROPUD IF I AM PREGNANT?

As with all foods, we recommend that you consult your midwife.

WHY ARE YOU NOT SUPPORTING SWEDISH FARMS?

The milk comes from farms nearby our producer. Our producer in Germany is one of the few that can produce such a unique product as ProPud. But we are certainly looking at similar possibilities in Sweden.

DOES PROPUD CONTAIN SWEDISH INGREDIENTS?

No, as it is produced in Germany, the milk comes from Germany.

IS PROPUD LACTOSE-FREE?

The lactase enzyme added in the process digests the lactose in the form of galactose and glucose so that even the lactose intolerant can enjoy our products.

This also means that the natural sugars from the milk – galactose and glucose – are still in the product. Hence the natural carbohydrates contained in the product.

IS PROPUD MILK-FREE?

Those allergic to milk CANNOT eat ProPud, as it is milk-based.

IS PROPUD GLUTEN-FREE?

Yes, it is gluten-free.

Milkshake

LOTS OF CARBOHYDRATES IN YOUR MILKSHAKES = LOTS OF SUGAR?

There is no added sugar in ProPud Protein Milkshakes. The carbohydrates come naturally from the milk.

WHERE CAN I FIND PROPUD PROTEIN MILKSHAKES?

With all major chains. Ask for ProPud Protein Milkshake in the dairy section!

WHAT IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN YOUR MILKSHAKES?

Milk.

CAN I DRINK PROPUD PROTEIN MILKSHAKES IF I AM PREGNANT?

As with all foods, we recommend that you consult your midwife.

DO ALL THE MILKSHAKES CONTAIN SWEDISH INGREDIENTS?

No, as they are produced in Germany, the milk comes from Germany.

ARE PROPUD PROTEIN MILKSHAKES LACTOSE-FREE?

The lactase enzyme added in the process digests the lactose in the form of galactose and glucose so that even the lactose intolerant can enjoy our products.

This also means that the natural sugars from the milk – galactose and glucose – are still in the product. Hence the natural carbohydrates contained in the product.

ARE PROPUD PROTEIN MILKSHAKES MILK-FREE?

Those allergic to milk CANNOT eat ProPud, as it is milk-based.

ARE PROPUD PROTEIN MILKSHAKES GLUTEN-FREE?

Yes, they are gluten-free. ProPud Plus+ Fiber is also gluten-free, as we use gluten-free oats.

Bars

LOTS OF CARBOHYDRATES IN YOUR BARS = LOTS OF SUGAR?

There is no added sugar in ProPud. The carbohydrates come naturally from the milk. Polyols (sugar alcohols) are considered carbohydrates but are not sugars.

WHERE CAN I FIND PROPUD PROTEIN BARS?

With all major chains.

CAN I EAT PROPUD PROTEIN BARS IF I AM PREGNANT?

As with all foods, we recommend that you consult your midwife.

ARE PROPUD PROTEIN BARS MILK-FREE?

Those allergic to milk CANNOT eat ProPud, as it contains milk protein.

ARE PROPUD PROTEIN BARS GLUTEN-FREE?

No, they may all contain traces of wheat. We have not added any wheat, but since the factory handles wheat and gluten, there may be traces of those.

Fruit drink

HOW LONG DOES THE FRUIT DRINK KEEP?

9 months from production.

WHERE IS THE FRUIT DRINK MADE?

It is made in Sweden.

CAN I DRINK THE FRUIT DRINK IF I AM A VEGAN?

Yes, the product is completely vegan.

IS THE FRUIT DRINK SUGAR-FREE IF IT CONTAINS FRUIT JUICE?

Yes, it is sugar-free – the maximum limit to be considered sugar-free is 0.5 grams per 100 ml.