Quick Quiz: Be a Nutrition Detective!

May 25, 2010 Published under Health, KIND Snacks

by Adeena Schlussel on behalf of Daniel Lubetzky

Try to guess the answers to this brief quiz that was brought to our attention by Dr. Katz:

1. Which has the most sodium?

a. Quaker instant oatmeal

b. Fritos

c. Cape Cod kettle cooked potato chips

d. Yoohoo chocolate milk


2. Which has the most sugar?

a. Chunky Ragu spaghetti sauce super chunky mushroom

b. Smuckers Dove dark chocolate ice cream topping


3. Which of these is the more nutritious choice?

a. Regular, creamy peanut butter

b. Reduced fat peanut butter

Answers: All “A” answers are correct! Here’s the breakdown:

1. Sodium per product: a/242mg. b/100mg. c/73mg. d/131mg.

2. a/12g. sugar; b/11 g. sugar

3. a/150mg. sodium; 7g. carbohydrate; 3g. added sugar; 3g. saturated fat and 0 transfat; 2g. fiber; 190 calories/32g.

   b/250mg. sodium; 12g. carbohydrate; 4g. added sugar; 2.5g. saturated fat and 0 transfat; 1g. fiber; 190 calories/36g.

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