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Legendary Foods Buffalo Blue Wing Flavored Almonds, Buffalo Blue Wing

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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 ingredients that may contribute small amounts of unhealthy artificial trans fats: Palm Oil [read more]

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Erythritol [read more]

Per gram, high in protein [read more]

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

Per gram, high in calories [read more]

Per gram, high in calories

The World Health Organization states that "there is convincing evidence that a high intake of energy-dense foods promotes weight gain" (WHO 2002). Foods that are high in calories by weight are also likely to be highly processed, high in sugars, starch or fat and lower in nutrients. Conversely, foods that are low in calories by weight tend to be fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and soups that are high in nutrients and promote healthier diets. Studies have shown they also help people to maintain their weight by providing a satisfying amount of food even at lower calorie levels (Rolls 2005).

The nutrition factors used for scoring Legendary Foods Buffalo Blue Wing Flavored Almonds, Buffalo Blue Wing
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]

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.

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 lower concern

Contains ingredients that may contribute small amounts of unhealthy artificial trans fats: Palm Oil [read more]

Contains ingredients that may contribute small ...

Both refined oils and fully hydrogenated oils contain small amounts of unhealthy artificial trans fats and contribute to the total intake of trans fat in the diet (Biofortis 2014). Artificial trans fats are generated in refined oils when they are processed at high temperatures from the crude oil into a bland, odorless, colorless oil (Greyt 1999). A 2012 study conducted by FDA scientists estimated that refined oil contributes an average 0.6 grams of trans fat a day (Doell 2012). The World Health Organization recommends limits on trans fat of less than 1 to 2 grams a day—in this context, it’s easy to see that 0.6 grams is not an insignificant contribution. In the case of fully hydrogenated oils, they should theoretically be free of trans fat, but since no hydrogenation process is 100 percent efficient, trans fats are often found in fully hydrogenated oils at low levels (FDA 2013). The United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrition Database has tested refined, partially hydrogenated and fully hydrogenated oils and found trans fats in all of them (USDA 2013). Textbooks for food scientists reveal that the mono and di-glycerides and other emulsifiers are often made from hydrogenated fats (Hasenhuettl and Hartel 2008) and at temperatures above 220°C (Sikorski and Kolakowka 2011). Emulsifiers produced from hydrogenated fats “contain measurable concentrations" of trans fats (Hasenhuettl and Hartel 2008). Unfortunately, due to lack of label disclosure and the trans fat labeling loophole, only the food scientists will ever know just how much trans fat these refined oils and emulsifiers are contributing to foods and the American diet.

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).

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/

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.

Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

ALMONDS. CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF THE FOLLOWING: SPICE, GARLIC POWDER, BUTTERMILK POWDER, ERYTHRITOL, SALT, SOLUBLE CORN FIBER (NO-GMO), HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN (COLOR), PALM OIL, CITRIC ACID, STEVIOL GLYCOSIDES (STEVIA), NATURAL FLAVOR.

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

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Nutrition Facts

1.0 servings per container

Serving Size

1 BAG

Amount Per 35 g
Calories
210

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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23.0 23.0 % Total Fat 18 g
3.0 3.0 % Total Carbs 8 g
% Protein 7 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

Trans Fat 0.0g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
10.0 10.0 % Sodium 220 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

14.0 14.0 % Dietary Fiber 4 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
8.0 8.0 % Calcium
6.0 6.0 % 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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