10/23/12

Tuesday Trade Up: Wafers & Grahams


When you see the picture above, you may think of snack time as a kid. Grahams or wafers? But as adults, we now also think of nutrition when selecting a product. Today's Trade Up compares Honey Maid Low-Fat Grahams and Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers. You can see that the Grahams, while they contain more sodium, have more potassium, fiber, protein, calcium and iron and less sugars.

Nabisco Honey Maid Low Fat Grahams Honey (NuVal score 52)
Ingredients: Unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, {vitamin B1}, riboflavin {vitamin B2}, folic acid), graham flour, (whole grain wheat flour), sugar, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, honey, calcium carbonate (source of calcium), leavening (baking soda and/or calcium phosphate), salt, datem, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, cornstarch. Contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 35g
Calories 140
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 220mg
Potassium 60mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 15 %
Iron 6 %

Nabisco Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers (NuVal score 13)
Ingredients: Unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, whey (from milk), partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, emulsifiers (vegetable monoglycerides, soy lecithin, datem), leavening (bakin soda and/or calcium phosphate), salt, vanilla extract, artificial flavor. Contains: wheat, milk, soy.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 29g
Calories 120
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 110mg
Potassium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %

*For guests wanting a graham cracker without high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors/colors or unnatural preservatives, consider the following options found in the Living Well cookie set (copper colored shelves):

 - Back to Nature Graham Honey Graham Sticks (NuVal score 3)
- Erewhon Organic Honey Grahams (NuVal score 15)
- Annie's Bunny Grahams Honey (NuVal score 25)

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