Saturday, February 17, 2007

Where's the fruit?

Here's an interesting study done by the Prevention Institute. They studied 37 products that pictured or referenced fruit on the packaging and found that the majority of products actually contained little or no fruit at all.

Think Strawberry Splash Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt sound like a healthy snack for your kids? Not only does it contain NO fruit, it is full of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and for you vegetarians - be warned - it contains gelatin. Other products found to have no fruit at all included: Trix Strawberry Kiwi Yogurt, Tang products, Berry Berry Kix, Froot Loops, Post Fruity Pebbles, Fruity Cheerios, Starbursts, and more. Juice drinks like Sunny Delight contain only 5% juice, Hi-C and Capri Sun Strawberry juice drinks contain only 10% juice.

Read the full study here:

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