Do strawberry pop-tarts really contain strawberries?
This week, a Kellogg’s customer filed a $5 million lawsuit alleging Pop-Tarts don’t have enough strawberries. I broke it down today on FOX Chicago.
How to read an ingredient label:
Overall, the FDA does a good job at protecting consumers from false or misleading information on packaged foods through their rules and regulations. The ingredient list on each packaged food item shows each ingredient in descending order by weight, so the ingredient that weighs the most in the product is listed first, and the ingredient that weighs the least is listed last. Always flip over packaged foods to get a full transparent picture of what it is made of rather than relying on claims on the front of the package.
Additionally, a product cannot be said to be high in a nutrient unless it contains 20% DV or low in a nutrient if it does not contain 5% of less.
Most of us aren’t eating pop-tarts for health. They are a nostalgic food that many of us grew up with. Overall, when selecting healthy packaged foods, you want to focus on getting MORE of nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium and LESS of saturated fat, sodium and added sugars.