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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.

The nutrition factors used for scoring Kellogg's Corn Flakes Cereal
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 Contains 1 of EWG's top food additives of concern: Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Top findings negative This product has 2 ingredients 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 negative Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Products with moderate and high processing concerns generally have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from whole foods, and more 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 higher concern

Top findings negative Contains 1 of EWG's top food additives of concern: Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Top findings positive Meets EWG's criteria for a low sugar cereal [read more]

Meets EWG's criteria for a low sugar cereal

This cereal contains less than one teaspoon or 4 grams of sugar per serving. A 2014 analysis by EWG found that 92 percent of cold cereals contain added sugars, which add calories without important nutrients, increase the risk of heart disease and promote tooth decay. Read more here: http://www.ewg.org/research/children's-cereals

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 Good source of naturally occurring vitamin A [read more]

Good 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 negative Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

MILLED CORN, SUGAR, MALT FLAVOR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SALT. BHT ADDED TO PACKAGING FOR FRESHNESS. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: IRON, VITAMIN C (SODIUM ASCORBATE, ASCORBIC ACID), NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE), VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN), VITAMIN B1 (THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN D, VITAMIN B12.

*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

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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 wheat - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from wheat - these...

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

0.0 servings per container

Serving Size

(28 g)

Amount Per 1 cup
Calories
100

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

0.0 0.0 % Total Fat 0 g
8.0 8.0 % Total Carbs 24 g
Sugars 3 g
% Protein 2 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

0.0 0.0 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
8.0 8.0 % Sodium 200 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Sugars

NUTRIENTS:

4.0 4.0 % Dietary Fiber 1 g
10.0 10.0 % Vitamin D
10.0 10.0 % Vitamin A
10.0 10.0 % Vitamin C
0.0 0.0 % Calcium
45.0 45.0 % Iron
25.0 25.0 % Thiamin
25.0 25.0 % Riboflavin
25.0 25.0 % Niacin
25.0 25.0 % Vitamin B6
25.0 25.0 % Folic Acid
25.0 25.0 % Vitamin B12
1.0 1.0 % Potassium 45 mg

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

 

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