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.
For the full list, go to cspinet.org/news.