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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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Lower concern
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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 positive Per gram, high in protein [read more]

Top findings positive Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber [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 Brad's Raw Chips, Red Bell Pepper Chips
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 positive Certified organic product [read more]

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

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 positive Certified organic product [read more]

Certified organic product

Certified organic food is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. Certified organic meat and dairy must also be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

No ingredient concerns identified for this product

EWG has not identified any ingredient concerns for this product.

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 positive Excellent source of naturally occurring vitamin A [read more]

Excellent source of naturally occurring vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is naturally occurring in dairy, fish, eggs, fish and meat products and, in the form of vitamin A precursors, in orange and yellow vegetables such as carrots and pumpkin. Vitamin A is also frequently added for fortification of packaged food. EWG recommends children and pregnant women limit consumption of highly fortified foods to avoid overexposure since getting too much of certain forms of vitamin A can lead to health problems. Read EWG's report on getting the correct amount of vitamin A, zinc and niacin: http://www.ewg.org/research/how-much-is-too-much

Top findings positive Per gram, high in protein [read more]

Per gram, high in protein

Protein is a source of amino acids that are required for the proper growth, maintenance and repair of tissues. It also provides the building blocks for important enzymes and hormones. Protein provides calories and if eaten in excess will be stored as fat. Protein is found in high amounts in beans, nuts, eggs, seafood and meat. Protein is essential to health, but eating too much also carries an environmental and health cost. Learn more: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/

Top findings positive Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber [read more]

Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber

Fiber is important for overall health and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's also important for healthy bowel function. Fiber may also help to decrease appetite by providing a feeling of fullness. Americans average only 15 grams of fiber a day, much less than the recommended 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Good sources of fiber are beans, split peas, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.

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

Ingredient List

From the Package

RED BELL PEPPER INGREDIENTS: *RED BELL PEPPER, *CARROT, * FLAX SEED, * BUCKWHEAT GROATS, *ONION, *LEMON JUICE, *SUN DRIED TOMATO, *EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, * GARLIC, *PAPRIKA, HIMALAYAN SEA SALT, * GARLIC POWDER, *SESAME SEED, *RED BELL PEPPER GRANULES.

*Older Product

Products remain in the database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores. A product with label information last recorded more than a year ago is marked with an * identifying it as an older product.

*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

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Selected Certifications and Seals

Usda organic

Certified USDA Organic

Non gmo verified

Certified Non-GMO

Gfco logo

Certified Gluten Free

Organic ccof

Certified CCOF Organic

Other Information

Top findings positive This product is certified organic and, therefore, was produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. [read more]

This product is certified organic and, therefor...

Certified organic food must be produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Genetically engineered ingredients are not allowed. Synthetic preservatives and artificial colors are not allowed in processed foods. Meat and dairy ingredients must be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Top findings neutral This product is certified gluten-free [read more]

This product is certified gluten-free

This product has been certified to gluten-free. Note: Whether or not a product is gluten free does not affect a product's overall score.

Nutrition Facts

3 servings per container

Serving Size

14 CHIPS (28 g)

Amount Per 1 oz
Calories
60

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

2 2 % Total Fat 1 g
3 3 % Total Carbs 10 g
Sugars 1 g
6 6 % Protein 3 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

3 3 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0 0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
4 4 % Sodium 100 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

16 16 % Dietary Fiber 4 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0 0 % Vitamin A
0 0 % Vitamin C
0 0 % Calcium
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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