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The Good Kitchen Meatballs & Marinara Over Noodled Sweet Potato

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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

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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 71% of the Institute of Medicine's daily sodium (salt) recommendations based on adequate intake [read more]

Excellent source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring The Good Kitchen Meatballs & Marinara Over Noodled Sweet Potato*
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]

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [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.

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

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.

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [read more]

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-tr...

One or more ingredients in this product derived from animals likely treated with antibiotics. Many animals are fed low doses of antibiotics throughout their lifespan to speed growth and prevent diseases. These non-essential uses promote antibiotic resistance, posing a serious risk to human health.

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.

Contains 71% of the Institute of Medicine's daily sodium (salt) recommendations based on adequate intake [read more]

Contains 71% 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).

Excellent source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Excellent 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.

Product has been classified as having low processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

NOODLED SWEET POTATO (SWEET POTATO, REDUCED SODIUM SEA SALT, BLACK PEPPER), MARINARA SAUCE (FRESH VINE-RIPENED CALIFORNIA TOMATOES, SEA SALT, RED PEPPER, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, SPICE EXTRACTIVE, NATURALLY DERIVED CITRIC ACID), COOKED BEEF MEATBALLS (BEEF, WATER, SEA SALT, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, BLACK PEPPER)

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

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Other Information

Environmental Impact: Contains beef, which has a high carbon footprint relative to other protein sources. [read more]

Environmental Impact: Contains beef, which has ...

Beef production is very resource intensive and generates a large 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

1 CONTAINER

Amount Per 312 g
Calories
320

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

19.0 19.0 % Total Fat 15 g
12.0 12.0 % Total Carbs 33 g
Sugars 9 g
% Protein 16 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

27.0 27.0 % Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 1.0g
17.0 17.0 % Cholesterol 50 mg
46.0 46.0 % Sodium 1060 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

22.0 22.0 % Dietary Fiber 6 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0.0 0.0 % Vitamin A
0.0 0.0 % Vitamin C
2.0 2.0 % Calcium
20.0 20.0 % 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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