Muesli in the bowl, milk on top – done. Ready-to-use mueslis are particularly useful when things have to be done quickly. Most products can be bought with a clear conscience, as “Öko-Test” has now found out.
Ready-made muesli mixes don’t necessarily have the best reputation. There are many good products, as a current test by the magazine “Öko-Test” (edition 09/2017) shows.
The product testers checked 16 basic mueslis – grain and cereal mixes without raisins and chocolate. 3 products scored “very good”, including the organic basic muesli from dm, the basic muesli from Gut Bio and the basic organic muesli from Rapunzel. 11 other mueslis were rated “good”, 2 “satisfactory”.
However, the testers found slight contamination with mineral oil in 11 mueslis. For example, you can put it in the muesli using the recycled paper packaging. The saturated mineral oil hydrocarbons, MOSH for short, accumulate in the body and can damage organs such as the liver.
Since the basic mueslis are almost exclusively from organic cultivation, 14 of the products tested are of organic quality. The testers could not find any pesticide residues in any of these products. However, the controversial pesticide glyphosate was found in the 2 mueslis from conventional cultivation.
What “Öko-Test” also criticizes is too much sugar: Glucose syrup, agave syrup, honey and apple juice concentrate were added to one product. It was therefore only rated “Satisfactory”
Frankfurt / Main (dpa / tmn)