In a recent research done by Consumer Voice for Paneer, Ananda, Amul and DMS jointly scored highest marks on overall quality. This study was conducted on all popular paneer brands from India market.
The test programme for comparative testing of paneer has been done following the Food Safety & Standard Regulations and relevant Indian standard IS: 10484 (specifications for paneer) which covers the product requirements and methods of tests.
The Score card
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• Based on the overall scores, three brands Ananda, AMUL and DMS have secured the No. 1 position.
• Additionally, DMS has been nominated as The Value for Money Brand. The product priced at Rs.60 for 200-gm followed by Vita at Rs. 65 for 200-gm.
• DMS has been found with the highest fat followed by Ananda and Amul.
• Highest protein has been found in Nova followed by Amul.
• We have found Patanjali with lowest cholesterol (made from cow milk).
• All the tested brands have met the national standards requirements.
• All the brands have passed microbiological safety parameters; thus, they are safe to
• One should preferably buy packaged paneer and store in refrigerator. Consumers must avoid consuming paneer in raw form; one can make it at home if the packaged product is not available in the nearby market. Home-made
paneer is the best.
• At retailer level, the FSSAI prescribes microbiological requirements of Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes only. Other microbiological parameters such as TPC, E.coli, Coliform, Yeast and Mould and S.aureus are not applicable at retailer level. These requirements should be relevant at retailer level which is the collection point for
Why to have paneer?
- Paneer contains good amounts of fat, protein and calcium.
- Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also
- Paneer is a good source of protein and bone health. In 100-gram of paneer, you will get 14-
20-gram of protein.
- Owing to its high nutrition and high fat, paneer is good for children. It can be consumed
once or twice a week.
- It would be better to avoid regular consumption of paneer for those with hypertension and
diabetes due to its high level of fat and cholesterol. It can however, be used in small quantities
for such patients once or twice a week.
Source : Consumer Voice: May 2021 edition