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Dole, Fruitocracy, Squeezable Fruit Pouch, Apple Cherry

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EWG Overall Score Breakdown

The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.

EWG Overall Score Breakdown


EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.

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Nutrition Concern Details

Level

Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings negative EWG calculates that this product is 14% sugar by weight and contains 3 teaspoons of natural sugar per serving [read more]

Top findings positive Contains fruit, vegetables, beans or nuts as a primary ingredient [read more]

Contains fruit, vegetables, beans or nuts as a ...

Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables--especially dark green, red and orange varieties, as well as beans and peas--is an essential part of a healthy diet. You can get your 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for about the cost of a bus ride in most cities (USDA 2009; EWG 2012). Learn more: http://www.ewg.org/goodfood/ Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and some types of cancers (USDA and DHHS 2010). Fruits and vegetables are also key sources of potassium and dietary fiber--nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of. Perhaps that's because on average, Americans eat only 42% and 59% of the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables, respectively (USDA and DHHS 2010), making them one of the few foods we should all eat more of.

The nutrition factors used for scoring Dole, Fruitocracy, Squeezable Fruit Pouch, Apple Cherry
Positive factors
Fruit, vegetable, bean or nut content
Protein content
Fiber content
Omega-3 fatty acids
Negative factors
Calorie density
Sugar/low-calorie sweetener content
Sodium content
Saturated fat content
Trans fat content

Ingredient Concern Details

Level

Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.

Top findings negative This product is not certified organic [read more]

Top findings negative This product has 1 ingredient with concerns:

Processing Concern Details

Level

Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings positive Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Products with low processing concerns generally have few artificial ingredients, more ingredients that are either whole foods or are minimally processed, and fewer ingredients overall.

EWG's Top Findings

Top findings negative This product is not certified organic [read more]

This product is not certified organic

Products bearing the USDA certified organic seal must contain at least 95 percent organic ingredient, and must be produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and free of genetically engineered ingredients.

Top findings negative Contains food additives of lower concern

Top findings negative EWG calculates that this product is 14% sugar by weight and contains 3 teaspoons of natural sugar per serving [read more]

EWG calculates that this product is 14% sugar b...

Eating too much of any type of sugar can lead to tooth decay. Added sugars like high fructose corn syrup, honey, sugar and dextrose are more concerning than natural sugars like raisins because they can lead to obesity by adding calories without being accompanied by important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C or fiber. Americans average 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day (NCI 2010; USDA and DHHS 2010). The World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 to 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day for adults, children should eat even less (WHO 2002; WHO 2014).

Top findings negative Contains the non-specific ingredient "flavor" [read more]

Contains the non-specific ingredient "flavor"

Added "flavors" are secret and often complex mixtures of chemicals that modify and manipulate the taste and smell of food. The lack of disclosure is a public right to know issue and especially concerning to people with unusual food allergies or on restricted diets.

Top findings positive Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

APPLE PUREE, WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE, CHERRY PUREE, NATURAL FLAVORS, AND ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C).

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size

1 POUCH

Amount Per 90 g
Calories
60

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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QUICK FACTS:

0 0 % Total Fat 0 g
5 5 % Total Carbs 14 g
Sugars 13 g
2 2 % Protein 1 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

0 0 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0 0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
0 0 % Sodium 0 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

4 4 % Dietary Fiber 1 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0 0 % Vitamin A
0 0 % Vitamin C
0 0 % Calcium
0 0 % Iron
3 3 % Potassium 115 mg

† Institute of Medicine. 2010. "Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application." Accessed April 8, 2014: link

 

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