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Orgain Organic Meal Creamy Chocolate Fudge All in One Nutrition Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge

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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 (Organic) [read more]

Excellent source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Per gram, high in protein [read more]

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

Contains 1 added fiber ingredient(s): Inulin (O...

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 Orgain Organic Meal Creamy Chocolate Fudge All in One Nutrition Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge
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.

Certified organic product [read more]

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic [read more]

This product has 4 ingredients with concerns as well as 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

Certified organic product [read more]

Certified organic product

Certified organic food is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. Certified organic meat and dairy must also be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Contains food additives of lower concern

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 (Organic) [read more]

Contains low calorie sweeteners: Erythritol (Or...

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).

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.

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/

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

ORGAIN ORGANIC PROTEIN BLEND (ORGANIC PEA PROTEIN, ORGANIC BROWN RICE PROTEIN, ORGANIC CHIA SEED), ORGAIN ORGANIC CREAMER BASE (ORGANIC ACACIA GUM, ORGANIC HIGH OLEIC SUNFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC INULIN, ORGANIC RICE DEXTRINS, ORGANIC RICE BRAN EXTRACT, ORGANIC ROSEMARY EXTRACT), ORGANIC RICE DEXTRINS, ORGANIC ERYTHRITOL, ORGANIC NATURAL FLAVORS, ORGANIC ALKALIZED COCOA, ORGANIC SPROUT BLEND (ORGANIC AMARANTH SPROUT, ORGANIC QUINOA SPROUT, ORGANIC MILLET SPROUT, ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT SPROUT, ORGANIC GARBANZO BEAN SPROUT, ORGANIC LENTIL SPROUT, ORGANIC ADZUKI SPROUT, ORGANIC FLAX SPROUT, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SPROUT, ORGANIC PUMPKIN SPROUT, ORGANIC CHIA SPROUT, ORGANIC SESAME SPROUT), NATURAL FLAVOR, SEA SALT, ORGANIC ACACIA GUM, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC GREENS BLEND (ORGANIC BARLEY GRASS, ORGANIC OAT GRASS, ORGANIC WHEAT GRASS, ORGANIC ALFALFA GRASS), ORGANIC STEVIA, ORGANIC AMLA FRUIT EXTRACT (VITAMIN C), XANTHAN GUM, ORGANIC FOOD BASED B VITAMIN BLEND (ORGANIC GUAVA, ORGANIC HOLY BASIL, ORGANIC LEMON EXTRACT), ORGANIC VEGGIE BLEND (ORGANIC TOMATO, ORGANIC SPINACH, ORGANIC BEET, ORGANIC CARROT, ORGANIC KALE), ORGANIC FRUIT BLEND (ORGANIC ACAI, ORGANIC APPLE, ORGANIC BANANA, ORGANIC BLUEBERRY, ORGANIC RASPBERRY)

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Selected Certifications and Seals

USDA Organic

Other Information

This product is certified organic and, therefore, was produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. [read more]

This product is certified organic and, therefor...

Certified organic food must be produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Genetically engineered ingredients are not allowed. Synthetic preservatives and artificial colors are not allowed in processed foods. Meat and dairy ingredients must be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

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.

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

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Serving Size

2 SCOOPS

Amount Per 57 g
Calories
220

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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8.0 8.0 % Total Fat 5 g
9.0 9.0 % Total Carbs 26 g
Sugars 1 g
40.0 40.0 % Protein 20 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

3.0 3.0 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
8.0 8.0 % Sodium 200 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

32.0 32.0 % Dietary Fiber 8 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0.0 0.0 % Vitamin A
70.0 70.0 % Vitamin C
8.0 8.0 % Calcium
25.0 25.0 % Iron
60.0 60.0 % Thiamin
60.0 60.0 % Riboflavin
10.0 10.0 % Niacin
70.0 70.0 % Vitamin B6
7.0 7.0 % Potassium 230 mg
20.0 20.0 % Pantothenic Acid

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

 

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