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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.

Score
Lower concern
Higher concern
Lower concern
Higher concern
1
10

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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 This product contains added sugar ingredients: Sugars [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Productos Maya Super Horchata Orgeat Mix
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 May contain high arsenic levels from rice and rice-based ingredients [read more]

Top findings negative This product has some contamination 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 May contain high arsenic levels from rice and rice-based ingredients [read more]

May contain high arsenic levels from rice and r...

Rice and rice-based ingredients often have high concentrations of arsenic, which is a carcinogen and cardiovascular toxicant. http://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/arsenic-contamination-in-rice

Top findings positive Does not contain artificial or industrial ingredients [read more]

Does not contain artificial or industrial ingre...

EWG has not identified any artificial or industrial ingredients in this product.

Top findings negative This product contains added sugar ingredients: Sugars [read more]

This product contains added sugar ingredients: ...

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 positive Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

RICE, MORRO SEEDS, SUGAR, PUMPKIN SEEDS, SESAME SEEDS, CACAO, PEANUTS, CINNAMON, VANILLA

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

Products remain in the Database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores, even when they have been discontinued (products may remain in stores and pantries long past the date they cease to be manufactured). EWG marks a product it is aware has been discontinued with a banner identifying it as such.

Product Images

Please note that EWG obtains the displayed images of products from third parties and that the product's manufacturer or packager may change the product's packaging at any point in time. Therefore, EWG assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of images presented.

Other Information

Top findings neutral This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Sugars [read more]

This product contains the following ingredient(...

Scientists have not determined whether GE food poses risks to human health. Still, consumers have many good reasons to avoid eating genetically engineered ingredients, including limited safety studies, the development of "superweeds" and increased pesticide use. For more information on the topic visit: http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-ge-food Note: The presence or absence of genetically engineered ingredients or ingredients derived from GE crops does not affect a product's overall score.

Top findings neutral Contains ingredients derived from peanut - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from peanut - thes...

While over 160 food ingredients may cause allergic reactions current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations stipulate that 8 major food allergens must be labeled on products. These allergens include; milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Note: The presence of potential allergens does not affect the overall product score.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size

Amount Per 1 oz
Calories
80

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

5 5 % Total Fat 3 g
4 4 % Total Carbs 13 g
Sugars 0 g
4 4 % Protein 2 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

0 0 % Saturated Fat 0 g
0 0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
0 0 % Sodium 0 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Sugars

NUTRIENTS:

8 8 % Dietary Fiber 2 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0 0 % Vitamin A
0 0 % Vitamin C
0 0 % Iron
Potassium (no value on present label)

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

 

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