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Waffles: Van’s Natural Foods Whole Grain Organic Waffles Kellogg’s Homestyle Eggo Waffles

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Nutrition Project: Waffles
Kelli Callahan Nutrition Project: Waffles Waffles: Vans Natural Foods Whole Grain Organic Waffles
Kelloggs Homestyle Eggo Waffles Differences in Labels Vans Calories from Fat: 60 2 Waffles: 80g
Servings per Container: 3 Saturated Fat: 1g (5% Daily Value) Cholesterol: 0mg (0% Daily Value) Sodium: 310mg (13% Daily Value) Phosphorus: Doesnt say Total Carbohydrate: 32g (11% Daily Value) Dietary Fiber: 5g (20% Daily Value) Sugars: 5g Vitamin A: 0% Calcium: 2% Iron: 2% Thiamin: Doesnt say Riboflavin: Doesnt say Niacin: Doesnt Say Vitamin B6: Doesnt say Folic Acid: Doesnt say Vitamin B12: Doesnt say Potassium: Not on box Eggos Calories from Fat: 70 2 Waffles: 70g Servings per Container: 5 Saturated Fat: 2g (10% Daily Value) Cholesterol: 15mg (5% Daily Value) Sodium: 360mg (15% Daily Value) Phosphorus: 20% Total Carbohydrate: 27g (9% Daily Value) Dietary Fiber: less than 1g (3% Daily Value) Sugars: 2g Vitamin A: 20% Calcium: 25% Iron: 25% Thiamin: 20% Riboflavin: 20% Niacin: 20% Vitamin B6: 20% Folic Acid: 15% Vitamin B12: 20% Potassium: 55mg (2% Daily Value) Vans has less fat (1g difference), 15 less grams of cholesterol (Vans has 0g!), and 50 less grams of sodium. However, Vans has more carbohydrates because it is whole wheat, more dietary fiber and sugar (which is natural). The reason Eggos have so many vitamins more than Vans is because theyre added in and not naturally in the food like the organic Vans. Similarities Similarities in Labels: Serving Size: 2 Waffles Calories per Serving: 190 Total Fat: 7g (11% Daily Value) Protein: 4g They have the same amount of calories, but the calories are from different components (see Difference in Labels slide). The fat is same in total, but Vans also has 1g of saturated fat and Eggos has 2g of fat. Differences in Ingridients
Vans Organic Unbleached Whole Wheat Organic Soy Bean Oil Organic Cane Sugar Organic Oat Fiber Baking Powder (Baking soda) Organic Cornstarch Organic Caramel Color Sea Salt Organic Potato Starch Organic Soy Lecithin Organic Sunflower Oil Organic Guar Gum Organic Malt Extract Eggos Enriched Flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, Vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate) vitamin B2 (riboflavin), folic acid Vegetable oil (soybean, palm and/or canola oil) sugar - Leavening (baking soda, sodium Salt aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate) Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A palminate, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrchloride), Reduced Iron, Niacinamide, Vitamin B12, Needless to point out, Vans has all organic ingredients, Eggos added in many vitamins and none of their ingredients are organic. Similar Water Taste I enjoyed both of the waffles. The Eggo Waffles were sweeter without anything added and larger than the Vans. But I could definitely taste that Vans were healthier. They tasted more subtly sweet and like whole wheat. The Eggos were a bright, unnatural yellow, but the Vans had a more normalbrown color. I usually dont like organic food over the convenient brand, but I actually enjoyed the organic ones a lot. I would eat both if they were regularly stocked in my refrigerator. But I might switch more to organic I the future after looking closely and the ingredients. Research Article Organic Foods: Are The Safer? More Nutritious?
Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally grown apple. On the other, you have one that's organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you choose? Conventionally grown produce generally costs less, but is organic food safer or more nutritious? Get the facts before you shop. Conventional vs. organic farming The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct more sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay. Here are some key differences between conventional farming and organic farming: Organic Conventional Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants. Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth. Spray pesticides from natural sources; use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease. Spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease. Use environmentally-generated plant-killing compounds; rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. Use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive measures such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing to help minimize disease. Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth. Organic or not. Check the label The U. S
Organic or not? Check the label The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled and processed. Any product labeled as organic must be USDA certified. Only producers who sell less than $5,000 a year in organic foods are exempt from this certification; however, they're still required to follow the USDA's standards for organic foods. If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it's produced and processed according to the USDA standards. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it. Illustration of the USDA organic seal Products certified 95 percent or more organic display this USDA seal. Products that are completely organic such as fruits, vegetables, eggs or other single-ingredient foods are labeled 100 percent organic and can carry the USDA seal. Foods that have more than one ingredient, such as breakfast cereal, can use the USDA organic seal plus the following wording, depending on the number of organic ingredients: 100 percent organic. To use this phrase, products must be either completely organic or made of all organic ingredients. Organic. Products must be at least 95 percent organic to use this term. Products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients may say "made with organic ingredients" on the label, but may not use the seal. Foods containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients can't use the seal or the word "organic" on their product labels. They can include the organic items in their ingredient list, however. Do 'organic' and 'natural' mean the same thing? No, "natural" and "organic" are not interchangeable terms. You may see "natural" and other terms such as "all natural," "free-range" or "hormone-free" on food labels. These descriptions must be truthful, but don't confuse them with the term "organic." Only foods that are grown and processed according to USDA organic standards can be labeled organic. Works Cited: Pictures: www.junkfoody.com
"Organic Foods: Are The Safer? More Nutritious?" Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web .