Nutrition (mis)label

Food products with misleading labels

Plenty of food companies make misleading or downright false claims on their product labels, often suggesting that the ingredients are nutrient-rich when they’re actually more like what you’d find in a candy bar. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, here were some of the most deceptive food products of 2016:

Nutella: It’s called “Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa,” but most of what you’re getting is sugar and palm oil.

Quaker Real Medleys SuperGrains Blueberry Pecan: This granola product contains more sugar and oil than pecans, and more cornstarch than blueberries.

Nabisco Good Thins: The sweet potato variety is heavy on white potato flour and cornstarch and light on, you know, sweet potatoes.

Suja Green Delight: Since it’s a green smoothie, you’d expect it to be packed with kale, spinach and other veggies. Surprise! It’s got more apple juice than its greens combined.

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