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Luvo Flipped Bowl, Chicken Meatballs in Garlic Wine Sauce

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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 29% of the Institute of Medicine's daily sodium (salt) recommendations based on adequate intake [read more]

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

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Luvo Flipped Bowl, Chicken Meatballs in Garlic Wine Sauce*
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

* Calculated based 100 grams & a single serving.

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]

Producer claims no misuse of antibiotics for meat, egg, or dairy ingredients in this product [read more]

Hormones and/or growth promoters were likely used in production of meat ingredients [read more]

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic [read more]

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.

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.

Producer claims no misuse of antibiotics for meat, egg, or dairy ingredients in this product [read more]

Producer claims no misuse of antibiotics for me...

Producer claims antibiotics were only used to treat diseased animals under veterinary supervision, or complies with a less than rigorous certification system.

Hormones and/or growth promoters were likely used in production of meat ingredients [read more]

Hormones and/or growth promoters were likely us...

Hormone implants and artificial growth promoters are commonly used to speed the growth of meat animals. These practices are not allowed in Europe due to health concerns.

Contains 29% of the Institute of Medicine's daily sodium (salt) recommendations based on adequate intake [read more]

Contains 29% of the Institute of Medicine's dai...

This product contains a high percentage of the Institute of Medicine's recommended adequate intake for sodium of 1500 mg a day (IOM 2005). This value is much lower than what the FDA requires be listed on food labels -- 2400 mg. Americans average 3,400 mg of sodium a day. Most of this sodium comes from processed foods where sodium is added to mask the lack of freshness by enhancing the flavor, texture or palatability and extending shelf-life (IOM 2010). Many of these uses are for the manufacturers benefit and not the consumer's health as excess sodium intake is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease (IOM 2010).

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).

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is also necessary for normal growth and development. Seafood, poultry and meat are good sources of well-absorbed heme iron. Absorption of iron from plant sources including beans, lentils and spinach can be increased by eating them with vitamin C-rich foods like lemon juice or tomato sauce.

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic [read more]

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic

Rice plant naturally takes up arsenic from the water in the soil. The concentration of arsenic in this product will depend on the amount of rice-based ingredient used. http://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/arsenic-contamination-in-rice

Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

COOKED WHOLE WHEAT PASTA (DURUM WHOLE GRAIN SEMOLINA), WATER, COOKED CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH VEGETABLES (CHICKEN, RED BELL PEPPER, ONIONS, SPINACH, OAT FLAKES, WATER, LIQUID WHOLE EGGS, CARROTS, TOMATO PASTE, BREAD CRUMBS [WATER, WHITE RICE FLOUR, BROWN RICE FLOUR, SUGAR, YEAST, SEA SALT, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR], GROUND FLAX, BLACK BEAN FLOUR [BLACK BEANS, SALT], SALT, GARLIC POWDER, BLACK PEPPER), COLLARD GREENS, COOKED WHITE BEANS, CHEESES (PARMESAN CHEESE [PARTLY SKIMMED MILK, SALT, BACTERIAL CULTURE, MICROBIAL ENZYMES], PART SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE [PARTLY SKIMMED MILK, BACTERIAL CULTURE, SALT, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, MICROBIAL ENZYME]), AVOCADO OIL, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF BASIL, CHICKEN BROTH, CITRIC ACID, COOKING WINE (WINE, SALT), CORN STARCH, CRUSHED RED CHILIES, DEHYDRATED RED BELL PEPPER, GARLIC PUREE (GARLIC, WATER), GUAR GUM, SEASONING (SEA SALT, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE), SPICES (INCLUDING TURMERIC), TOMATOES, XANTHAN GUM.

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

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Other Information

Environmental Impact: Contains beans or lentils, which have the lowest carbon footprint of any protein source. [read more]

Environmental Impact: Contains beans or lentils...

Beans and lentils provide a good source of protein that is much lower in greenhouse gas emissions compared to meats. To learn more about the environmental impact of legume and meat production read: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/ Note: The potential climate impact of a particular food is not factored into a product's overall score.

Environmental Impact: Contains chicken, which has a lower carbon footprint compared to other meats. [read more]

Environmental Impact: Contains chicken, which h...

Compared to other meats, chicken production generates the lowest amount of greenhouse gases. To learn more about the climate impacts of meat production read: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/ Note: The potential climate impact of a particular food is not factored into a product's overall score.

This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Corn Starch, Sugars, Xanthan Gum, and Citric Acid [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 wheat, milk or egg - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from wheat, milk o...

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

1.0 servings per container

Serving Size

1 BOWL

Amount Per 241 g
Calories
300

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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15.0 15.0 % Total Fat 12 g
12.0 12.0 % Total Carbs 34 g
33.0 33.0 % Protein 17 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

15.0 15.0 % Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
12.0 12.0 % Cholesterol 35 mg
18.0 18.0 % Sodium 430 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Sugars

NUTRIENTS:

29.0 29.0 % Dietary Fiber 8 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
15.0 15.0 % Calcium
15.0 15.0 % Iron
15.0 15.0 % Potassium 607 mg

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

 

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