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Sundae Shoppe Sea Salt Caramel Low Fat Ice Cream, Sea Salt Caramel

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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.

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Erythritol [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring calcium [read more]

Contains 1 added fiber ingredient(s): Inulin [read more]

Contains 1 added fiber ingredient(s): Inulin

This product contains added fiber. Added fiber ingredients can be extracted from industrial byproducts like wood pulp or plant starches, made into a powder and added back into highly processed foods to increase their fiber content and appearance of healthfulness. While there is a long history of studies that confirm the beneficial effects of a high fiber diet rich in fruit, vegetables, beans and whole grains, there is much less data on the potential health benefits of these added fibers and whether the health benefits are preserved once they have been extracted from their original sources (IOM 2001; Jones 2012; Turner and Lupton 2011).

The nutrition factors used for scoring Sundae Shoppe Sea Salt Caramel Low Fat Ice Cream, Sea Salt Caramel
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.

This product is not certified organic [read more]

Antibiotics were likely used in production of the dairy ingredients in this product [read more]

Hormones may have been used in production of dairy ingredients [read more]

This product has 5 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.

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

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.

Contains food additives of moderate concern

Antibiotics were likely used in production of the dairy ingredients in this product [read more]

Antibiotics were likely used in production of t...

Antibiotics use dairy production poses moderate concern for antibiotic resistance.

Hormones may have been used in production of dairy ingredients [read more]

Hormones may have been used in production of da...

Dairy cows are sometimes injected with synthetic growth hormone (rBGH) to boost milk production. This practice is not allowed in Europe due to health concerns.

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.

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Erythritol [read more]

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Erythritol

Low calorie sweeteners were designed to impart a sweet taste without the calories or glucose effects of sugar. However there is insufficient evidence that they reduce overall calorie intake, aid with weight loss or improve overall health (Gardner 2014; Shankar 2013). Instead low calorie sweeteners may condition people to crave sweet foods (Mattes 2009) and therefore eat fewer servings of healthy foods (IOM 2007). The IOM recommends that schools not serve diet foods or beverages to young children (IOM 2007). In the meantime EWG concludes that people should limit their consumption of sugar and low calorie sweeteners, advice echoed by other nutrition experts (Swithers 2013; Shankar 2013).

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

Good source of naturally occurring calcium [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring calcium

Calcium is necessary for strong bones and decreasing the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. Calcium is also important for healthy muscles and nervous system function.

Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

SKIM MILK, INULIN, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE*, ERYTHRITOL, SUGAR, CREAM, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF EGG YOLKS, NATURAL FLAVORS, CORN SYRUP, MONK FRUIT EXTRACT, CARAMELIZED SUGAR, BAKING SODA, SEA SALT, CAROB BEAN GUM, SALT, COCONUT OIL, WATER, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SODIUM CITRATE, PECTIN, SOY LECITHIN, GLYCERINE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, CARAMEL COLOR.

*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.

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Other Information

This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Corn Syrup, Erythritol, Sugars, Lecithin (Soy), and Sodium Citrates [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.

Environmental Impact: Contains eggs, which have a lower carbon footprint than meat.

Contains ingredients derived from milk and tree nut - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from milk and tree...

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

3.0 servings per container

Serving Size

(91 g)

Amount Per 2/3 cup
Calories
110

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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3.0 3.0 % Total Fat 2 g
9.0 9.0 % Total Carbs 24 g
12.0 12.0 % Protein 6 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

5.0 5.0 % Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
8.0 8.0 % Cholesterol 25 mg
7.0 7.0 % Sodium 150 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Corn Syrup, CARAMELIZED SUGAR, Sugars, and Glycerin or Glycerol

NUTRIENTS:

21.0 21.0 % Dietary Fiber 6 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
10.0 10.0 % Vitamin A
15.0 15.0 % Calcium
0.0 0.0 % Iron
4.0 4.0 % Potassium 150 mg

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

 

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