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Nutella's Labels Make It Seem More Healthy Than It Is | Care2 Causes

Nutella's Labels Make It Seem More Healthy Than It Is | Care2 Causes

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread that tastes more like frosting, chocolate sauce and all those things that aren’t exactly healthy, is not good for you. The labels on Nutella suggest that it contains high percentages of vitamins and minerals (40 and 78 percent) but a low percentage of fats and carbohydrates (7 and 3 percent). But German consumer advocates point out that the fat and carbohydrate content on Nutella’s labels is based on a 15-gram portion, while the vitamin and mineral content is based on a 100-gram portion. In other words, to get the nutrition benefits of Nutella proclaimed on the label, you would have to eat a quarter of a jar of Nutella. A German court in Frankfurt has ruled that Ferrero , which manufactures Nutella, must change the label or incur a fine of 250,000 euros per transgression. The labels fo...

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